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Happy Friday! Woodland Whimsy will be very quiet this weekend. Both of the other humans who live here have things to do away from home. I will have a weekend of cleaning and creating.

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These lovely little mushrooms were photographed on our hike in to see the cabin that my in laws honey mooned in. It was a much shorter hike for us than it was for them. The road that got  us close wasn’t there nearly 60 years ago. They got rowed across the lake and dropped off by the outlet of the creek that runs by the cabin. It was a four mile hike from there. Last summer several men got together and put a new roof (hand cut shakes) on the cabin and did some other refurbishing. It is nice that the cabin is not being left to fall into ruin.

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It has been quite some time since I posted. Our lives here at Woodland Whimsy changed drastically in August. Our two year old twin grandsons have come to live with us for an unspecified period of time. It has been quite the adventure. As you can imagine, it has taken some adjusting to the way things run.

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We were able to take the boys to go and visit their great grandparents in Idaho for a week. It was much different from past visits, but we were able to go hiking. I’ll post some photos of that later. These lovely mushrooms were growing in the lawn at my in laws place.

I hope that you all have as spooky a Halloween as you would like it to be.

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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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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.

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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! Winter, who has mostly not shown up this year, has decided to descend this weekend. We are expecting snow tomorrow. How is spring coming along in your neck of the woods.

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Today I have a photo of a bubbly, delicate looking, slime mold. Slime molds are pretty interesting. Some are quite lovely and some are not. They are cool though. As with most of my fungus photos, this was taken in the woods around Priest Lake, Idaho. It is now less than two months until my next vacation there. I’m hoping to get a few new fungus photos, but it may still be too cold up there.

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Happy Friday! We finally got a little bit of moisture here at Woodland Whimsy. We had a lovely soaking rain on Wednesday afternoon and evening. It turned into snow over night. Big fluffy flakes of it were falling on Thursday morning. That was followed by some sleet that melted all the snow. We got a bit more snow last night. It is just a thin coating, but it is already sparkling and the sun is not yet up. I know that much of the country has been getting a lot of snow when they usually get none, but we have been unusually warm and dry here in Northern Nevada. How is the weather where you are?

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I took this photo several years ago. It is so fun to go through photos of vacations past. My youngest daughter(who is now in the army) is so very young in them. I found this lovely group of fungus on a fallen birch tree in the woods by the lake where we were having a picnic. The photos of my family playing in the lake make me smile.

 

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Happy Friday! I hope that you week has been wonderful. Do you have something awesome planned for the weekend?

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I just love the variety of frilly shelf type fungi that are to be found. This is a fallen birch tree in the woods of North Idaho.

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Happy Friday! I hope that your day is full of magic today.

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This mushroom is plenty large enough for the pixies to hold a little picnic and dance party on it.

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Happy Friday! It is very busy here at Woodland Whimsy. I have committed to doing four shows in the first three weeks of December. The work shop is busy and the felting needles are flying.

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Purple Mushroom

This is another mushroom I found on a hike in the North Idaho woods. This was taken either the first or second time I was up there. The mushrooms were fantastic on that trip. I haven’t seen mushrooms this color since. (That probably means I just haven’t been there when they were out and about.) There are fantastic hiking trails all around Priest Lake. This photo was taken on the Beaver Creek Trail. It is a wide easy path. We usually hike in about three miles and have lunch at the first camp site, then hike back out.

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We got all the new slerks back to the house and settled in. The next day it was time to get started on the project with the hollow logs. We made a planter out of them. First the logs were cut to the length that we wanted. The slerks helped out with the measuring, but I was busy doing something else, so I wasn’t there to take photos.

Ready to help

Ready to help

The slerks all lined up on the porch rail, ready to help out.

All arranged

All arranged

I found a good spot for the logs, and the slerks helped me arrange them in an attractive fashion.

Soil pile

Soil pile

My father in law has a pile of great soil to use in garden projects. We were going to need some.

Shoveling

Shoveling

It is really difficult to help with the shoveling when you are as small as a slerk, but they sure tried to help.

Pushing the wheel barrow

Pushing the wheel barrow

This slerk is helping to push the wheel barrow around to where the logs were.

Helping

Helping

Even though they were really to small to help, they sure gave it their best shot. The logs were filled most of the way with this soil.

Adding amendment

Adding amendment

The slerks were able to help add some compost and mix it in to the top six inches or so.

Please join us on Monday when the slerks help plant beautiful things in the new log planter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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