Mushrooms on the Trail

I’m starting to see more and more mushrooms on the trails as the months pass. If you’ve been reading my blog you know how much I love finding mushrooms. I’m always on the lookout for new ones but I am content to photograph the ones I’ve seen before – like this Common Mycena. 

Common Mycena

Common Mycena

Soon fall will be here and there will be many kinds of mushrooms to photograph along with fall colours. But let’s not rush it too much. I am enjoying my summer after all.  And there is a big road trip on the way to experience before fall even begins thinking about showing up (at least in the area where I live).

While photographing today I noticed a little American Toad just hanging out – okay he was probably hoping I would leave as quickly as possible but unlucky for him I didn’t. I had to catch a few photos before moving on. (Sorry little guy.)

American Toad BW

American Toad BW

My next post will be about my road trip to eastern Canada, specifically Nova Scotia and Newfoundland so stay tuned for those.

Hiking the Wodehouse Trail

Today was another gorgeous day out on the trails. I’m still hiking the Kimberley area of the Bruce but today it seemed a little magical. The greens of the trees seem to glow.

Summer Forest

Summer Forest

It’s that summer forest glow I guess. (Okay seriously I just added the glow but it was similar to the experience – really, it was…honest.) It’s not the only thing glowing around Ontario. 

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife

These Purple Loosestrifes are flourishing in the ditches near Shelbourne.