It was a gorgeous day on the trails today. I’m always happy when great weather comes on the weekend – no one wants bad weather on their days off, am I right? I’ve mentioned this before and I know you may (or may not) be sick of hearing or seeing about mushrooms but in my eyes they are just so cool! Look how many shapes and colours these crazy fungi come out into the world as. Below is the Coral mushroom – yes, we land roamers are able to enjoy coral. Okay, well, not really but hey it is pretty neat.
Course there are also ones that mimic icicles like the one below. It seems to ooze and drip out of the dead log.
Of course that isn’t the only thing on the trails as you well know. A White-Crowned Sparrow flew in to see what I was up to. I think this was one of my first times seeing this type of sparrow or at least realizing that it was different from the typical sparrows I normally see.
It’s definitely distinctive but I guess unless you are paying attention you will miss these sort of nuances in nature. Just after I shot this sparrow photo I realized I had to climb a fence into a field to continue my trek along the trail. This isn’t unusual by any means but there was one thing a little different about this – cows!
Now since a recent night time excursion I have been a little creeped out about cows. They really like to stare at you. And do you see that space between the black cows in the back and the whiter ones in front? Yes, that flattened trail-like area? That’s where I had to walk. The entire time I hiking past they just stared. What is up with that? Creepy is what I say.