Melancholy Monday: Mellow mix

We’ve just returned from what we thought would be our last visit to the cabin for the year, but the construction projects are not yet finished, so there will need to be one more.         Marsh windfall 0104By the time we left, practically all the leaves from the hardwoods had fallen and—apart from the somber palette of browns and deep golds of the remaining grasses, quite lovely in Cedar and goldenrod 079their own right—the only other striking colors to be found were in the tamaracks, the goldenrod, the strawberry leaves, and the fungi.  Still, I love this time of year in the north Fungi and strawberry 0110woods, especially on a still afternoon, when the overnight chill has given way to the daily-waning warmth of the late-October sun, the first frosts have finished off the last of the mosquitoes, the first snows are yet to fall, and one can see deeper into the woods.

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7 Responses to Melancholy Monday: Mellow mix

  1. Cousin Joan says:

    Gary I just love the fall pictures you put on this year. The fungi I am using right now for my desktop. You are a fantastic photographer and you catch the most detail of what you are taking.

  2. seekraz says:

    What a beautiful place to be…and your words are excellent companions for the images.

  3. Finn Holding says:

    I love your fungal photo Gary. I think fungi are much overlooked but are incredibly photogenic in all their shapes and colours.

    When I was a school kid I did a photographic project on the higher fungi in our area and it was great fun crawling around the floors of the local woods getting thoroughly damp and filthy (a son of toil covered in a ton of soil!). I’ve still got it so I may try to scan it and upload it to my blog.

    BTW are the mosquitoes up in the forests big ‘uns? I find the further north I go the bigger they seem to be and the worse the bites!

    • krikitarts says:

      Oh, fellow fungi fan and son of toil, I’m sorry it’s taken so long to respond, but life has gotten in the way, as I’m sure you’ll understand. The mosquitoes, as it turned out, weren’t all that bad this year, thanks to a glorious turnout of our very favorite friends, the dragonflies. The last time I was up there, a couple of weeks ago, I only saw one or two in spite of a week of hard work in the woods. What a joy!

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