Posts Tagged ‘Outdoors’

Happy Friday! A blessed Lughnasadh to those of you who are celebrating today. May you harvest be joyous and plentiful.

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These lovely little mushrooms were squeezing up out from under a rock. They look like a sweet little mushroom family.

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Bonus! Froggy Friday, we saw this little guy on the same hike in the woods that we saw the mushrooms. I just love little frogs.

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Thank you for joining Montrose and me for our continuing exploration of the San Diego Zoo.


We went to see the koalas next. We were happy that they had photos and names for several of the koalas.


They were mostly sleeping and were very difficult to see, let alone get a good photo of them.


The giraffes were easy to see. They are so majestic.


Isn’t the baby adorable?


This antelope lives with the giraffes.


This little donkey doesn’t look happy to see us, but he sure was cute.


Montrose loved the flamingos! I had to explain to him that they really do not make good pets.


Montrose enjoyed reading the information about the different animals.


He thought the bears were very interesting. They had lovely enclosures with plants and caves. He was glad that they were far away. He is a bit afraid of bears.

We hope you enjoyed part two of our zoo adventure. We are looking forward to sharing part three with you.


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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are looking forward to a fun weekend. I know I am. There will be a lot of hard work, but I will be spending time with some of my favorite people.


This photo was taken on a sandy river shore near Priest Lake, Idaho. These little mushrooms have so much personality. I wish I had been crafting with driftwood then, the piece in the photo is lovely.

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Happy Friday everyone! Do you have something wonderful planned for the weekend? I am planning on driving over the mountain to visit with my mom.


I so rarely get to post photos of mushrooms that I have taken at my house. Living in the desert does not happy mushrooms make. These cute little guys were growing in one of my container gardens. I mixed compost with the potting soil this year, so I am looking forward to having bunches of mushrooms in my pots.

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I am so happy to over the flu. I just have a bit of a cough that is hanging on.


I love this mushroom growing in my in law’s garden. The pansy back drop is pretty.

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I am happy that my computer is fixed. It is really difficult to keep up with things with it not working. I hope that you are all having a wonderful Friday the  Thirteenth.


Today I have a bunch of little mushrooms for you. These guys were all under three inches tall.

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Fungus Friday is a bit late this week. My mom, sister, and two of my nephews came by for a short visit. We played in the garden and shared plants. It was a lovely way to spend my morning.

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I have a photo of a lovely little morel for you today. There was just the one growing where we happened upon it, so we left it there to do its thing.  My one experience eating morels was not good; however, they had been frozen, but not cleaned, so I have hope that fresh, or at least not gritty  morels taste good.  I will have to make an effort to try them again. Have you eaten morels? What did you think about them?

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Happy Friday everyone! Do you have something fun planned for the weekend? My guys are busy, so I will be having a quiet weekend at home.

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This guys is so majestic he deserves to be seen from a few angles. Finding fabulous fungus to photograph is one of my favorite parts of hikes in the woods.

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Happy Friday! What do you have planned for the weekend? We will be traveling over the mountains to shear alpacas so we have more fiber to create wonderful things. I will strive to remember to get photos. None of us have sheared alpacas before, so we are really hoping it is not that much different than sheep.


Some slime molds are pretty yucky looking, but these little spots of orange slime mold are quite pretty.


Bonus photo! This is my dog, Keterlyn, on the same hike I took the photo of the slime mold. She is getting too old to go on long hikes with us(These photos are about five years old), but she is still a great friend.

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Happy Friday! I hope all you lovely people have fun plans for the weekend. I am planning on working in the shop and the garden.


I didn’t have my camera with me when I saw this sweet little mushroom. Thank goodness the picture I took with my phone turned out well. It is difficult to believe that I was tramping out in the woods without my camera. We were helping my father in law get firewood, but that is no excuse.

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