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Into the Woods and Around the Lake

A mushroom hike, of sorts, around Hale Lake.

Old Man of the Woods I

There were numerous Old Men of the Woods.

Old Man of the Woods II

These were young old men, so they were prime specimens.

Old Man of the Woods III

This trail is fairly short, so it's perfect for children.
There are also numerous places to visit the water's edge.

Wetlands Plants

The children managed to catch fish in their hands.

Hale Lake

I was looking to catch blackberries or blueberries.

Roots by the Lake

The shade was the place to be, as the sun was pretty warm even at 71°.

Bolete

Here's another nice one.
That's what I say about mushrooms I don't know the name of.

Willow in the Sun

I'm still experimenting with aperture priority mode.
I get mixed results.

Ground Pine

There's a nice patch of ground pine up there.

Tiny Blackberries

And blackberries!  These plants are so tiny, but the berries are so sweet.
They taste very little like the blackberries we grow or pick from roadsides.

Blackberries

Laurel made a friend.
This fly rode along on her hand for some time.

It's a bug!

"G'bug! It's a bug! It's a fly!"
She was sad when it took off and muttered about it for awhile.
She really loves insects.

Nice Specimen

August is prime mushroom season.
The thunderstorms and muggy weather are just right.

Curved Mushroom

We found a late-season Indian Pipe, too.

Indian Pipe

Looking at these pictures makes me want to go somewhere today, but there is plenty to do here--sheets, apple pies, navy bean soup, freezer cooking, and sewing.  It's also supposed to storm, too.  I think a big part of teaching self-control and contentment to children is simply being at home and finding joy in that.  Time to set to work!

Comments

( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )
elberethmyrrh
Aug. 6th, 2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
All the mushrooms! It has been too dry this summer here for mushrooms and I miss seeing them. Can't wait for wetter weather.
impossibleway
Aug. 7th, 2015 09:45 am (UTC)
I hope you are inundated soon. :-)
( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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