Fall Color

Have you ever noticed how lovely it is in the fall to have the yellow line on the road match the changing leaves.  I love it when things are color co-ordinated ( :

Had a spot of sun today and a rambling walk with Rachel– lots of mushrooms around this year.  Sure wish I knew where to find the edible ones.  These can earn you some money!  For just as the mushrooms are sprouting up in the fall  little store fronts appear to purchase yours,  like “Marg’s” on the corner.  Problem is the  haunts of the coveted ‘pine’ mushroom are a well kept secret among persons in the ‘know’.  Even friends and neighbors are loathe to part with their knowledge of these things.  So, I just keep to my trails and take pictures of the odd mushroom and leave them be.

This picture is a ‘cheat’. I repositioned this little threesome for a clearer photo.  Mushrooms don’t typically grow in bright beds of moss…
Ooo.  Somebody made a boo-boo here.  These beauties are toxic!
This strange bit of growth looks like it ought to be under the sea in a coral reef or something…
Ahh the palette of a True Artist…
One man’s work (get raking!) another’s splendor… For now I get to take the pictures but one of these years I want to have one of these beautiful little maples of my own…
Rosy hips ( :
Nope. Not edible. Just picturesque.

I’ve been watching this little oak tree from year to year struggling to gain momentum.  He seems to be coming into his own this year and what a beautiful wrap he’s put on for the fall.  I found the little ring of mushrooms at his feet curious.  Do you suppose he was fertilized with mushroom manure?
“…then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord,  for he comes, he comes to judge the earth… in righteousness.” (Ps.96:12,13)
How might a tree sing for joy? Can you hear this one?

[What’s happening in your corner of the world this fall?  Drop me a comment ( :  ]

The Glory of Fall

We’re having a glorious fall day that makes my reluctance to leave summer behind feel silly.
The sun is shining through a crisp refreshing breeze.  I’ve had a walk, a casual lazy day walk.  Bear droppings are everywhere.  Hazelnuts are all cleaned up—birds and bears no doubt have helped.  I missed my helping this year.  Came home to gather my pumpkins and gourds. I always love this part of fall.  What will I find beneath the straggling vines this year?  There was a bumper crop of volunteers in the compost pile this summer.  One was a big pumpkin.  Unfortunately a wandering bear had some fun with it before abandoning it on the lawn…
But I was very pleased with the armloads of mixed cousins I discovered.  And the gargantuan ribbed zucchini to top them all!
It was a good summer for volunteers.  Had a bumper crop of small red potatoes but the ones that grew in the abandoned compost area were giants!
Likewise the sprawling nasturtiums…
This was my favorite this year:
Well, but summer is over with its swimming and boating, gardens and travel.  In exchange there will be cozy treks in wool and windbreaker and the ever essential earwarmer.  But best of all the  delights of fall is the fire to come home to at trails’ end.
Every season has its glories– God bless the season you are in with His bounty and His comforts–the best is yet to come!