My newish dog niece, Farrah. Today was an unexpected treat to get to catch up with my sister and spend time with this young adult fur ball. I met Farrah twice last year when she was under one year old, and found I was very allergic to her. Now that she’s out of puppy phase, I’m less allergic to her. Yay! Still asthmatic, but minor! And none of the itchy sinus or eyes. Sweet!
She’s shown me much love, lots of gentle nose kisses, paw on my hand or arm to hold and lick. A lovely gift of love. Super smart girl, I look forward to being able to hang out with her around more.❤️ She reminds me of a snow 🦊… Lol
Found a variety of fungi that I had never seen before ❤️🍄 Does anyone know what the name for these are? They’re so pretty! Like ornate vintage buttons… Loved our forest walk today despite very few mushrooms to be found, too cold I suspect. I had the pleasure of so many dogs that came upto me on their own to say hello, lush greens, Pacific wrens happily singing, and freshest of tree scented air
One of my favorite places to go and connect to nature, perfect for a Friday afternoon ❤️ I love observing all the tropical plants and creatures in there = happiness. I’ll often just pop in for even half hour, benefits of an annual @vandusengarden membership, it include free entry to here. @cruseruser was able to join me today and had his first experience of my little tropical hideaway
Lichen & Moss
Ever since I was a kid, I loved lichen and moss, they made the world more magical with their delicate beauty. As an adult I love them them more while having learned of their usefulness for the world;they provide ethereal landscapes and visuals, and knowing that they are nest building materials for Anna’s hummingbirds make them even more special.
📍 Campbell Valley Regional Park
One of the best spots for tree moss and lichen
This image resonates with how I felt today, being on the inside, looking out into the space of time, of life. I’m sure that my having migraines the last few days has contributed to this feeling as well 😖
My apologies for the lack of postings… I’ve been feeling uninspired lately and thus haven’t posted much. I’ve been going through a personal incubation period of sorts which can demand all of my energies till I emerge on the other side, lighter and hopefully more self enlightened. Those of you familiar with Thomas Moore’s writings will understand what I’m talking about
Windswept and ocean eroded… We went for a late afternoon walk today and checked out what the latest stormy weather had done at high tide to Blackie Spit park and beach areas. We were amazed to find extreme high tide line evidence and so many of the long time beached logs had shifted or disappeared, floated away presumably. Even the large one I had photographed only a couple of months ago had shifted a few away. The outer edges of the spit that were moss covered have eroded away, leaving faint clay mud shelves, some with the moss carpet draped over. I’m forever in awe of how nature is shaped by the elements. ❤️ The second photo is of an oyster shell that’s as washed up that had the same worm holes normally found in beach wood. I had no idea they could eat through a shell! Pretty cool