Monday, February 16, 2015

Winter Walk

 We've been down with a pretty nasty cold and fever in the past week, so we've been spending a lot of time snuggling, drinking tea, and watching documentaries like Secrets of the Castle, Brain Games, The Wonder of Animals, and Liberty's Kids (which, I suppose, isn't technically a documentary).

Since it is a rare and precious thing for all of us to get sick (and then recover) at the same time, and since that has not been happening this time around, we've also been going out on winter walks  with an ever changing cast.

Here we have Mxyl blasting examining a beech tree.

And here we have Oob pretending to be a mushroom.

No, really, that was what he told me he was doing.

If you look closely, you will see that he is amongus a humongous fungus, which, presumably gave him the mushroom idea, even though the rest is a shelf fungus and mushrooms are club fungi.

And we have Klenda, doing what Klenda does!


We enjoy the winter woods - no ticks or poison ivy, for one thing! But there's also a restrained beauty in the tracings of the bare trees.  For me, winter is a time to enjoy textures and details, and the sculptural elegance of the trees.

And we'll enjoy it while we can -look, the very first stirrings of Spring!

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