Today was a special day! My little sister, who has been globe-trotting for about 5 years, flitted down at home base for awhile and came to walk with me. I rarely take people with me when I walk, and have never taken another adult, so I made sure she knew how lucky she was! (that was supposed to be funny). Down the road and thru the forest we went.
Here is what we saw.
I pass this felled, moss covered tree often. I’m not sure why it caught my eye today but it did……
…..the amount of life found in just a few square inches fascinates me.
This was lying in the trail. Fungi on a stick. Sounds like a treat you would find at a carnival for monsters.
“Slimy Fungi-On-A-Stick! Get’em ‘fore they be gone!”
Did I mention it was a monster carnival with a pirate theme? Well, it was.
They would probably sell these as well, who needs cotton candy when THIS is available?
“Ringed-Rubber Flakes, Ringed-Rubber Flakes! Get’em now, get’em quick, they’re better than Fungi-on-a-stick!”
I think I’ll just have a funnel cake.
Here is my sister, she is poking a stick in some weird fuzz we found…
Weird fuzz up close.
It reminded me of an ensnared alien brain. Not that I’ve ever seen an ensnared alien brain, but if I did I bet It’d look just like this!
Since I hadn’t seen my sister in almost a year I spent a great deal of time talking and not looking where I was going which almost resulted into my full-fledged transformation into Chuck Norris thanks to this spider….who was very much alive.
My sister thought it was funny.
Hereeee Lizard, Lizard!
Extremely cool, squishy orange thingy’s growing on a fire-damaged log.
Another dead tree covered in life.
A recently vacated acorn cap.
I love mushrooms.
The flowers are getting smaller, fewer and farther between…..
Everywhere I looked I seemed surrounded by fungi…..on sticks.
Rita, an archeology major, found this rock in the road. She said it was a scraper, that some Indian dropped it a really long time ago. Since I know nothing about Indian’s, scrapers or rocks in general I’m going to settle for a picture. I like rocks.
And butterflies. I like butterflies even more than rocks.
Thanks for joining us today, until next time!
Have a great day y’all!