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New WIP with yak yarn; Forest mushrooms

Two completely unrelated tidbits to share today. The first is a new hooded cardigan project, using beautiful Tibetan yak yarn that I’ve been saving since January. The pattern is by Mon Petit Violin.

This week, the weather has cooled down quite a bit, partially due to some heavy rain. I was thus inspired to bring out the sweater project, and to get back into the forest with my dog.

A post-rain forest walk today led to some inspired photography of an incredible number and variety of mushrooms that I discovered along our path. I am by no means an expert or even an enthusiast of mushrooms, but I thought to share the photos here in case there is a mycologist (or at least a “fungi amateur”) who would find these photos interesting. I have no knowledge of what I’m posting, and no idea which varieties might be poisonous – I would never eat any of these, for sure. They are simply beautiful, and there is such variety now that we have the right weather conditions.

This season is a kind of mirror to Spring. Mushrooms in all their variety, as quiet agents of decomposition, are a shadow twin to the blossoms and sprouts of April.

There are still plenty of flowers to enjoy, now, too.

Feel free to comment of you recognize any of the plant or fungi life-forms you see here 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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