Thursday, October 25, 2012

cozy mushroom day

We're getting our first real snowfall today.  Wet, sloppy snow is covering the ground and I figured it would be fun to see how my little wool mushroom is faring in the weather.

My helper and I headed out to the trail to see what we could see.

While not covered in snow, it did look a little shivery with droplets of water all over it.

And what is this?  Something has been tugging at it!  The veil and part of the cap have been pulled out.  Tufts of wool displaced.  What's more, a spot in the green "moss" has been displaced too and it looks as if something has burrowed underneath it into the cavity of the tree.


It makes me happy to think of some little wood mouse cozy in the wool beneath the mushroom.  I'll keep an eye on it to see if there are any other signs of life in the coming months.

Today I will be cozy in my own wool-walled home.  The fire is going, soup is in the pot, and the chores have already been done and I'm looking forward to needling some more mushrooms.

I hope you have a cozy day too.


22 comments:

Jodi said...

How very sweet! Some of the wool maybe was used for a home in another location. Love it!

Heather M. said...

Wouldn't that be great if something was bundled under there? I look forward to seeing the developments.

Ale said...

Amazing photos! I live in a beautiful place, Lake Maggiore in Italy, but as I red your post, I wish I was living there...
Alessandra

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Maybe a forest fairy has taken some of the wool and used it for a cozy lining in her/his winter home. It could have been a gnome, they are known to collect wool that the sheep leave on bushes and fences. Somewhere someone is warm and cozy thanks to your generosity.

julochka said...

you actually make me hope it will snow...

delinqious said...

So jealous of your snowfall! It's just cold & drizzly over here in England, at least snow makes the cold look pretty!
Soup & a nice, cozy fire sound so appealing right now :)

prpltrtl946 said...

Such a wonderful way to make your winter intriguing!! 8*)

I can't wait to follow the happenings with you and your sweet little helper!! 8*)

No snow in New Hampshire yet!!! It is a nice warm 55 degrees and I'm still looking at orange, brown and yellow leaves!! 8*)

Enjoy your soup and snugly warm fire!! 8*)

Julie Clay Illustration said...

So lovely to see the weather in different parts of the world, we have had several grey days here :( A cold snap is imminent. Love that little mushroom there, cute!

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

I love the fact that something natural (wool) is somehow returning to nature, that is awesome.
Your installment makes me wonder how Margie's have been doing.
xoxo

k said...

whoa, snow. glad you are cozied up warm at home - and that someone else might be cozied up in wool in their new mushroom-adorned home!

Lisa said...

wonderful!

joanie said...

Ooooooh, I love this post. Love your images and imagining that cozy mouse. You're the best!
Have a warm and wonderful weekend.
xo

good_to_be_home said...

Perfect story of a felt mushroom, left in a tree, and perhaps becoming a little bit of soft warmth for a woodland creature. Can't wait to read the next page!

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Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Lisa-Marie said...

Truly lovely. Your little mushroom is completely part of nature. Full circle.

Michelle said...

Lovely :) and we have our first snow here in Poland too! :) Kind regards!

Sara said...

I just found your blog and it's wonderful. I love all things felt and/or mushrooms! My baby is napping so I think I'll continue reading!

Marilyn Buss said...

I have been following your blog for a few months now and it really resonates with me. I also love all things mushroom and fiber, I am presenting a workshop on needle felted mushrooms at SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp this Jan and would like to share this post as an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work and glimpses of your life in MN. Here in Sonoma County CA mushroom season is just started. I have found a few dye mushrooms, but the boletes are put off by the beautiful weather we have had.

La Chapa said...

How fun! I love your mushrooms!

Margie Oomen said...

i am so craving snow right now. I would exchange it for cold rain any day.
xo

Beth said...

Love your blog and your mushroom in the woods. Just found you on a search for dyeing with black walnuts. But there is so much more! Felt... woods... Lovely!

Krista said...

no way! only a few in the air in southern minnesota.. that wet covering of the leaves looks so beautiful but i know i'll kick myself for saying that when it's actually here!

LOVE the interaction with the mushroom.. this little installation is very andy goldsworthy-ish. created out of all things from the earth!

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