So it turns out that my favourite photos from today are the same as yesterday (except for a new photo). Go figure.
The mushrooms have done some growing since yesterday afternoon and there seems to be more of them too. This mushroom family is starting to squish each other as they emerge from the ground. Mica caps grow in clusters so this grouping is not unusual.
Little Flower Buds
I have absolutely no idea to whom these flower buds belong to. You’d think I would take a reference photo that showed more of the leaves so I could identify it later but no, I did not. So now I have to wonder what is it and whether I can find it again.
Open Apple Blossom
So I will end today’s post with a fully opened apple blossom. It’s not the same one as the one from yesterday but it’s definitely from a similar tree. Maybe even the same tree. I can’t remember. 😉
For my neighbourhood walk today I took the catwalk from my street to the creek and the first thing I discovered is these mica cap mushrooms. They’ve almost finished emerging from the soil.
Usually when I’m out hiking in autumn is when I tend to photograph these mushrooms. However, they’re starting to come up here and now so I must get some photos. Did you know that this type of mushroom is edible?
Apple Blossom on the Common Apple Tree
Apple blossoms are finally here! The little buds are opening and soon the trees will be covered in little white flowers. I can’t wait. Expect to see a lot of photos of these flowers.
After my first successful trip to Cameron Lake in September I decided to drag Nigel to the trail and see what we could find. It started out as a foggy day but it made the forest ore atmospheric. We only hoped that the rain would hold off.
The mushrooms that I had seen back in September had mostly died to be replaced with new types to photograph.
We didn’t luck out as we had hoped with the rain and we got caught just over halfway through the trail. It didn’t last long and luckily we were prepared with rain gear. The good thing we were going back to the B&B and hitting their hot tub to warm up. ?
I got up extra early this morning in the hopes of seeing an epic sunrise. Unfortunately that did not happen as I envisioned it. The clouds had gathered and it was looking pretty sketchy on whether it would rain on not.
Blue hour on Hope Bay
As the sun got higher in the sky it started to light up all the clouds with these beautiful colours which reflected off the bay. I thought to myself there was hope that the rain would not fall.
More of Hope Bay Sunrise
And so I was wrong. After the shoot I walked back to the campsite and packed up the car. I thought I would walk over to the camp office for a tea and snack. As I got over to their little patio the heavens parted and the deluge began. Luckily it didn’t last more than an hour but it was going to be a damp hike today at Sydney Bay Bluff.
Things were definitely wet in the forest and although I had a rain jacket on, the rest of me was very wet by the time I was midway through the hike. I was a little nervous on this hike. For some reason I had the idea that I would run into a bear. Well, of course, I didn’t but it was a little nerve-racking. Now don’t get all advice-y on me. I wore my bear bell and let me tell you, that thing was probably why I was so nervous.
Even though I seemed to jump at every sound I still had a great time. The bluffs offer some amazing views of the bays below and when the weather is not the greatest there is the possibility of some epic cloud cover.
Foggy Morning Hike
Needless to say I made it through my hike with no bear in site but my nerves a little raw from the sound of the clanging bear bell. How do people deal with this? Until next time…and hopefully another Bear-less hike.