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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 have to admit that I almost forgot it was Friday. I had a terrible headache yesterday and spent most of the day sleeping, so I had a lost day.

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Here is a lovely shelf fungus that is just full of personality. I almost expected him to start up a conversation.

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Happy Friday! This weekend it is time for my husband’s ski patrol refresher. They have to do training every year to brush up on their skills before ski season. He has to both train and be trained. I will be going along to help out. What are you doing this weekend?

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A pretty set of little fungi growing on the side of a tree.

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House Hobs by their very nature don’t get out very often. However, our family has several birthdays right around the first of September. Since another family function had most of us in the same general area, which almost never happens. We got together to celebrate some birthdays and Henry wanted to come. It was a breezy day at Lake Tahoe the day of the party.

Climbing up to check out the lake

Climbing up to check out the lake

Henry scrambled up a tree so he could get a good view of the lake. It was overcast, so the lake really had a moody look about it.

 

Ready for balloons

Ready for balloons

Henry was anxious to help blow up the balloons. He got every thing he needed together so he was ready to go.

Filling with Helium

Filling with Helium

Henry controlled the flow of Helium as the balloons were filled.

Tying the balloons together

Tying the balloons together

After the balloons where filled with Helium, Henry helped tie them together to make a balloon arch.

Arch being made

Arch being made

My awesome husband posing somewhat unwillingly to display the balloons Henry is helping him tie together. Sadly, it was way to windy to get a clear photo of the balloon arch once it was done.

Snack time

Snack time

After getting the balloon arch put together, it was time for a snack. My grandson(who is mean mugging me in this photo) very nicely shared his sandwich with Henry.

In the next blog post, Henry will take a look at the cold, cold lake and presents will be opened.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Friday! I am sure an ready for it this week; although, everyone in this house has something they must do tomorrow. I hope that you are happy for the weekend as well.

HugeFungus

Huge Fungus

Most of my fungus photos are taken up close and personal. I had to stand way back to get this big guy in the picture. There are amazing things to be found while tromping around in the woods.

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Happy Friday!! I hope that you have had a lovely week and are planning an even better weekend.

Frilly fungus on a tree

Frilly fungus on a fallen tree

I found this beauty on a fallen tree out in the woods. I love how lacy it looks.

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Like many of us, Fred is concerned about keeping active and being fit. He doesn’t like to go the gym though. He gets his workout in the forest.

Workout Tree

Workout Tree

All Fred needs for a good workout is the right tree.  “It is great exercise climbing up and down the tree.” Fred explained to me.

Lichen Climbing

Lichen Climbing

“Finding the right tree is very important.” Fred continued, “It needs to have long lichen to climb up and slide down.”

Pull ups

Pull ups

Fred is very serious about his pull ups. He wouldn’t pause, or even slow down so I could get a good clear picture.

Moss yoga mat

Moss yoga mat

After his vigorous tree exercise, Fred likes to slow it down and do some yoga on a nice moss mat to round out his workout.

 

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