...Mushrooms and/or fungi. That's what I am referring to as "brilliant orbs"--or spheres, or gnome caps, or little umbrellas--or whatever name you may have for them. And inspiring they are indeed!
~A week or so ago, we took our boat out to a large island--to have a picnic. We packed up all of our picnic supplies and fishing gear--to head to the unknown. I admit, I was a little shaky about the destination that S. had configured. "How far away is this again?"
~The island place that he selected ended up having a truly mystic quality to behold--dark, deep depths of forest, with high canopies and gray-green undergrowth. There is something special about 'islands'. I like the idea of having the whole place to oneself...except for the critters of course!
~Upon arrival, even the boys had the "wilderness explorer fever"--my new term for "I can't even finish my meal mom, I must ambulate". They could hardly stay seated during our luncheon meal. They just could not wait to 'explore' the surrounding areas.
~So many things to observe and appreciate. The undergrowth of the forest was thriving with hues of every color--and I was especially surprised by all of the colorful shapes, textures and variety of fungi and mushrooms.
~good thing S. brought along the army knife, because I forgot to pack one for the red pepper!
~when journeying through the forest, I almost stepped on these little treasures. Oh my! That would almost be a crime.
~When even a FEW leaves start to fall and change color, I know what type of weather is to come. We all know what is coming. The cool weather. EEK! I guess that is why we try to admire and savor all of the color that is left on the woodland floor. Soon, all of these delicate structures will be crushed by winds, and covered by blankets of snow.