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let’s get to the moss

post by leslie and lucy

Well, obviously we are in love with the stuff on the forest floor. So up next is beautiful, green moss. The top shot is MY FAVORITE. And it’s Lucy’s (you should buy a print and hang it in your house).

Also, the stuff hanging from the trees? Is that moss? Is that lichen? I really have no idea. But it’s gorgeous. Enjoy!

fungi

post by leslie and lucy

Another thing, besides lichen, that we were drawn to in the forest was all the fungi! These perfect toad stools above and below popped up in the few hours we were out hiking, and we noticed them immediately upon returning to our cabin. We also were amazed at what we found on hidden paths and had to share. Some of the fungi is so lovely in color. And others, like the purple, are a little frightening! I had no idea there were purple mushrooms!

lichen

post by leslie

Away from the politics and back to nature, shall we?

Here are some of my photos of the lichen found in the woods near the north shore from a few weeks back. I’m not sure why I’m so drawn to lichen, but I suspect it’s because it looks so different up north than it does where I grew up in Kansas. I love the color and the texture it provides to the branches, and obviously I love taking photos of it! Enjoy!

make america smart again

post by leslie

Yesterday after a long day working in the studio, Lucy and I went for a walk downtown to see what was happening around Target Center (where Trump was expected to speak later that night). Here are a few photos.

encampment river

post by leslie and lucy

One of the coolest parts of staying on the EFA last week was exploring the mouth of the Encampment River. The association has built some of the most gorgeous foot bridges and paths I’ve ever hiked on, and this one was no exception.

But even better than the architecture of the bridge was the bubbles in the river below. Lucy and I were mesmerized and have a  million shots to prove it. Enjoy!

And finally, one  more shot of me on the bridge from Lucy. Excellent framing, dear!