Pray to the Moon when She is round,
Luck with you will then abound,
What you seek for shall be found
On the sea or solid ground.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wandering: While Winter Waxes

Today, I desperately needed to wander.

In spite of a lingering head-cold & the frigid rain, I donned my foul-weather gear & journeyed into the forest with the family for what might be our last opportunity to revel in the final breaths of an uncharacteristically long season.

 Returning to the Earth.

There I found what I needed. 

I always do.

Despite the cold, creeping touch of winter, the beauty of life abounded. Death too.

I fell in love, over & over.

Pretty polypore on a rotting conifer.
Split-gills & lichens on alder.
Orange sponge polypore (Pycnoporellus alboluteus ) & a slime mold (Arcyria spp. ?)
Polypore & lichens on birch.
Witches' Butter (Tremella mesenterica).

Late season umbrella.
Tiny polypores & lichens on alder.
A Wee One on a dried grass shaft.
Wine-coloured polypores - thank you Bacchus.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Split-gills are highly medicinal, too!

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