I love bugs! There are more of them than there are of us. They are an individual collective. Spiders are wonderful as long as they are not living in my house.
I did wrestle with a Wolf spider once. I don’t like killing them but this one was preventing me from doing laundry. Lord knows I wanted to do that task. When I hit it with one of my son’s giant shoes and nailed it, all the babies that I did not see rushed off. Yeah. I prefer to use natural products in most all cases, but the bug spray came out for that event.
I have wondered how many spiders I have swallowed in my sleep, mouth agape. Let’s not go there.
I have spiders all over the porch where I paint. In some circles spiders are considered signs of creativity. I’ll take that.
An early morning rainbow
Smile for your closeup
This morning taking a bath
These are the rest of the mushrooms we saw on our hike at New London Tech Trails in Bedford County. I can’t wait until we go back again to see what we can see.
The tiniest mushrooms we saw.
Some were growing on trees.
I love that mushrooms push their way through whatever.
This mushroom was at least 16″ tall. See how the shadow of the leaves fits on the cap? I wish we would’ve thought to put a human next to it when taking its picture. This was on the hiking trail at New London Tech Trails.
I like the way the shadows of the leaves hit the top. It should give you an idea of how tall this was.
This mushroom was at least 16″ tall. What a treat to see.
Isn’t this a handsome one? It’s so wonderful to walk through the woods and see these beauts peeking through the leaves. Once again our hike gave us a gift. New London Tech trails. Okay, because I do love to research, this is a Butyriboletus frostii
Butyriboletus frostii or a red capped mushroom.
More mushrooms from our hike on Bedford County’s New London Tech Trails. I thought about looking them up and naming them, but for now I just want to enjoy their color and beauty.
I cropped this because the colors and texture are so beautiful
Wider shot of this orange capped mushroom.
Somebody took a bite.
Hmmm. I wonder what this mushroom will be when it grows up.
We tried the newly opened New London Tech Trails in Bedford county. We walked the blue loop. It was 90 degrees and a bit schvitzy. What a great trail! It felt like we were on the Blue Ridge Parkway closer to home. There was a mushroom PARTY in those woods.
Mushrooms along the trail at New London Tech Trails in Bedford County.
These are big mushrooms!!!
It’s a bountiful time of year when the farmers bring their harvest to our community market and the farmer’s market in Forest. The fruits and vegetables are so beautifully arranged and always beg for a portrait. I love how they all line up for their close ups.
We went hiking today. We saw these two prints in the mud. One is a raccoon, but the other looks odd. Could be a deer. Maybe it’s a centaur or a satyr.
We went to the Old City Cemetery early in the morning. I stayed under the trees while it was still a cool 73 degrees.
I feel like I made a breakthrough with those trees by being loose. I’m even happy with the Chapel itself. Loose. Loosen. Free. Freedom.