It didn't take long to notice mushrooms of all sizes, shapes and colors popping up everywhere. I don't know much about mushrooms, other then some provide health benefits, others are poisonous, and that Shiitake are my absolute favorite!! Maybe if I knew more about them I would be comfortable picking/eating them from the wild. Do any of you go mushroom picking?
We saw a variety, in different stages of growth...
|perhaps an early stage of the above
however, these stems are really thick
|this one was really thick, and very large
|a smaller version of the mushroom above
the tops are kinda powdery
|not sure if someone was hungry, or the cap just broke
|mushrooms were peeking out of everywhere
I have found a half a dozen or so of these large hawk feathers in the woods. Finding feathers is fun!
Not sure what large bird dropped the feather below? The majority of it is speckled. I tried to ID it with an online feather identifier, but it didn't give me any clues.
Our land is mostly flat, with some topographical changes. It didn't take long for Brad to be all but out of sight, after hiking up a small but steep hill in the grassy area.
We have quite a few oak trees, competing for light with the pines. With a little help from us, we hope to see more growth in years to come. They aren't the most colorful tree in the Fall. There are a few red oaks mixed in another area, those are much more colorful. Eventually, I would like to plant more color.
I was happy to discover we have milkweed, that means we should have flutterbys (aka butterflies) to enjoy. Hoping to see monarchs next year, especially since their numbers are dwindling.
|I thought those were seeds on top
One of the many things we could use on our never ending wish list, is one of these handy dandy utility vehicles. This one is not ours. We took it to set up some trail cameras...notice we are wearing tshirts in November. Crazy, huh?!
|who is that dork waving to the trail cam?
|Do you see what I see?
This guy is somewhat of a local celebrity, and frequents our land. He is off limits, and no one we know will shoot him. He was roaming around, while we were working across the field. See time stamp. Not sure how we missed him. Brad saw him in person last week and said he is really bright white.
We split most of our our free time between the land and the horses. We have enjoyed such an incredibly nice unseasonably warm Fall! We rode outside three times this week!! It gets dark early, with the sun so low it creates looong shadows...
|Koda keeps trying to figure out
why that black horse is riding so closely
and Nemo is back to himself!!
|Some days are just magical...