Friday, April 04, 2008

A Fungus Among Us

Whose woods these are, I think I know

because they're right behind my house.

When in the woods, every Boy must have a Stick.

The object of today's search:

And another example:

We also happened upon the scene of a grisly murder:

It looked as if some ghoulish thing had been decorating for Christmas.

If you care to peek, you'll see a beak (or at least half of one.)

All around the site, Nature went on as if nothing had happened.

Though the apartment dwellers were wise enough to stay indoors.

We decided to leave that world,

and venture into Eldemoss

a magical place of bridges and sacred pools

and corndogs growing wild.

But all too soon it was time to cross the dead marshes

and leave that world for our own.

I'll leave you with a picture of another fun guy (on my thigh.) His name is Bruce.


Claire said...

Ouch, Bruce looks painful!
Spring is in full bloom here, but there is an erie beauty to the prespring gray dampness which surrounds you.
(I really mean it. I'm not bragging about my 6 inch tall tomato plants- I'm really not!)

Candace said...

OMG 6 inches already? We awoke to heavy frost. :-P

Simon Sterwin said...

Is there enough space for some woods behind my house? Hmm...

I'd be surprised, given that there isn't mush room.

radioactive girl said...

I have a very similar little guy on my thigh too. I got mine from walking into a table though because apparently living here for 5 years with the table there the whole time didn't make me completely aware of it.

What an awesome nature walk. We have a forest behind our house and I love the way it is always so quiet and peaceful there. Like you have entered an entirely different world and are not just mere footsteps away from the house. I forsee my kids spending a lot of time there as they get older.

Slade said...

photographic diarrhea is hilarious!!!! Glad you had an adventure today!

Candace said...

Simon - Muahaha!! Ah but how can you live without the woods? Spoor you!

Tori - LOL! I am ALWAYS doing stuff like that.

Yes, I bet your kids will be living out there when they're older. :)

Slade - Thanks! :) Oh, just wait until baby Slade is big enough to go trundling about in the woods. :)

Sicilian Mama said...

Wow....I love the forest behind your house!!! How awesome! It makes me want to take a drive to my parents house and play in the forest behind theirs!

egan said...

Hey, you could film a cool sci-fi flick in your backyard about things that grow. You should really consider it and give me a small acting bit. Thanks.

Michael C said...

Holy Crap, that's some bird murder!

And the bruise? Owie, wow, wow (to kind of quote and yet completely bastardize something Christopher Walken would say)


Jay said...

You rock.
Awesome adventure, thanks for taking me along.

And hello, Bruce. You look rather nasty, if you don't mind me saying.

Candace said...

Armie - The woods are really lovely in every season. They're one of the reasons we bought this house. :)

Egan - OK. Are you available in about 3 mos?

Michael - There were lots more feathers, but they didn't show up well in the pics I took. It wasn't pretty. I think the Cooper's Hawk that hangs out around here did it.

I'm giggling over the Christopher Walken thing. ^_^

Jay - Aw, thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, Bruce is nasty and unwelcome. FOrtunately, he seems to be taking his leave now. :)