Friday, October 16, 2009

A Rainy Day Hike

Our snowy days have given way to slightly warmer temps and rain. We've all been cooped up in the house for too many days now so I bundled the 4 kidlets up (yep, even the baby) and we hit the woods today. We jumped in puddles, spotted mushrooms, picked up acorns, and got good and muddy. We made sure our fingers got a little cold too so we could warm them up with hot cocoa when we got back to the house. Not a bad way to spend a rainy day.

We found this strange twisted little mushroom amongst the leaf litter.

These bright red berries are attached to a plant that looks very much like False Solomon's Seal, but I'm not absolutely certain. If they are, they're beautiful, but poisonous. Oddly enough, one of the poisonous berry selections that my 3 year old hasn't tried to eat yet. Let's all knock on wood that he doesn't give it a go, now that I've actually said it out loud.

These sweet little tinies are about the size of my sewing pins. They trail in and out of the brush, like someone marking a map.

Rock vs. Boot. We encounter huge chunks of quartz wherever we wander here. If only I could find a use for them...
So now we're going to make cookies and snug up by the fire and enjoy our Friday. I hope you and yours do the same.
Oh! And I'll be having a wee shop update on Tuesday so please pop in my shop and have a look.
Happy Weekend!


Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

Oh my friend, you're an awesome mama & a brave woman to take the four of them at once, in the forest on a rainy day ! I have SO MUCH to learn from you. So much.
I loved each & every photo you shared with us. The twisted shroom & tiny litte shroomies are my faves ! :D
Huge chunks of quartz ? Mmm ... don't know, really, I'm no help at all.
I hope you'll have a wonderful & cozy weekend & will also find the opportunity to go out again with the kids, or alone !
Sending you all much love oxoxoxo

the nest said...

What beautiful images of your walk; the pictures really capture what your keen hikers' eyes found.

Looking forward to the shop update; ready to start holiday shopping!

best - annri

Brittany | the Home Ground said...

I love the pin mushrooms!! I really need to be outside more.

Cheryl Kugler, Artist said...

Your photos are so vibrant and colorful. So glad to have found your blog. The hike looks like it was enjoyable...even in the rain! ;)


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