Friday, May 16, 2014


One of my favorite pastimes in May is to look for morel mushrooms. After getting more than 3" of rain in the last 3 days, I thought maybe they'd be starting to pop up... and I was right! I almost stepped on these when I got out of the truck! I searched for about 2 hours and managed to find about 20. Not bad.
I also stumbled upon a cardinal's nest, so I quickly snapped a pic and moved on. I never would have notice if I hadn't seen the female flit away from this tangle of brush along the trail.
Spring things are a bit late this year, but are now moving along nicely. If the creeks weren't so flooded, I'd be thinking about trying to catch a couple of fresh trout to go along with my bounty of mushrooms. Still, I've got chicken marinading, the charcoal grill is ready to go, and there's some fine Canadian beer on ice. It's going to be a good evening.

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