Sunday, 7 November 2010

'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness'

Mum and I managed to prise Frankie into wellies this morning (an event in itself). We had a lengthy walk in an unfamiliar area using one of mum's ancient walk guide books which inevitably signposts you in the wrong direction as the guy who wrote it doesn't know his lefts from his rights. Cow slop galore and leaky wellies, trips, scrapes and bumps are all routine fixtures-but it was a beautifully sunny morning so was worth it.

sometimes a walk can be worth it just to spot something as simple as this ladybird
Oak apples

hope the occupant wasn't too disturbed by the tree roots...
Blackthorn -Sloe berries
Calvatia gigantea Giant Puffball-nestling in the undergrowth at the side of the canal this was about 30cm in diameter.Edible when young apparently-ugh

came across this by the side of the canal-Mycena galapos candida White Milking Bonnet.Tiny, delicate and completely translucent.Think I need to invest in a macro lens for my camera to pick up the close-up detail.


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