Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Yesterday was a lovely, warm, sunny day. 
The kids, the dog, and I had a wonderful time playing in the woods. 

 The kids and the dog played in the creek.

Anything that gets Copper in the water is a fun game for him.

He even likes to retrieve rocks. Silly dog.

I found mushrooms to photograph. 

 I strongly suspect these are Deadly Galerina 
(Galerina marginata, previously known as "Galerina autumnalis").

 According to the Wiki article, Galerina means helmet-like.

I think they are pretty little things, even if they are quite poisonous.

Nothing makes me smile in the winter quite like the 
greens of mosses and lichens.

I even found some oyster mushrooms which didn't photograph well, but tasted pretty darn good.

Yesterday was a lovely finish to a good year.
Today, on the other hand is cold, windy, and gray. 
It's not my favorite kind of day.

But we are a day closer to spring!

-Shakerag Susan


  1. beautiful post.. so love the sunflare in the first shot.
    Happy New Year

  2. Thanks! That's my favorite, too!
    Happy new year to you, as well!

  3. What a great day! Love the ones of your dog in the water. Looks like he's having a great time!


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