Monday, June 3, 2013

OUR WORLD and Nature Notes - Mush . . . rooms


The dark mysterious forest


No, the big, bad wolf did not stalk me
he would not dare, I'm too quick on the draw . . .

meanwhile, I enjoyed what the forest floor offered
up for my delectation

these little dears, though wet, seemed quite happy with their lot


just a big slimy protecting it's young


this little one, no more than an inch across, was looking for
a friend but sadly, there was none about


but this was what I was looking for
just poking up it's head to look about


the parents were not too far away


I do love her frilly petticoat 


and with all the darkness about
there was just one little sunbeam lurking . . .


my dog and I walked softly in this hallowed place
our footfall made no sound
our steps no mark at all


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41 comments:

  1. I like your forest dark and deep but would be cautious around that amanita mushroom.

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    1. It is alright Gaelyn, they don't bite unless you bite them and the gnomes are quite friendly.

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  2. Wald

    Rascheln im Laub und leises Knacken
    säuselnder Wind im Haar im Nacken
    wandern wir durch Flur und Wald
    streben hinaus denn es dunkelt bald

    Nun ist's die Zeit für Reh für Hirsch
    die machen sich dann auf die Pirsch
    zu äsen, zu stillen Durst und Hunger
    bevor alles versinkt in Schlummer

    In der Nacht dann in der dunklen
    nur noch Kauz und Eule munkeln
    ab und zu ein Rascheln und Knacken
    es ist der Wind der wird es packen

    Es flieht der Schleier dunkler Nacht
    der Tag erwacht dann leise und sacht
    nur da und dort zarter Vogelgesang
    der Sonne milder Strahl dringt dann

    In des Waldeslichtung Nebelhauch
    die Morgenkühle wird dann auch
    langsam weichen dem Sonnenschein
    dass Pflanzen wachsen und gedeih’n

    Duft nach feuchter Erde hier drinnen
    Holz und Harz regen an unsre Sinnen
    wir nehmen auf die Ruhe mit Wonne
    geniessen am Waldesrand die Sonne

    © Hans-Peter Zürcher

    Translated with Google

    forest

    Rustling in the leaves and faint clicking noise
    the whispering wind in the hair at the nape
    We hike through meadows and woodlands
    seek out because it darkens soon

    Now it is the time for deer for deer
    Then it instantly on the prowl
    to graze, to quench thirst and hunger
    before everything sinks into slumber

    During the night, in the dark
    only rumors and owl owl
    now and then a rustling and crackling
    it is the wind of it will grab

    It flees the veil dark night
    the day awakens softly and gently
    only here and there a delicate bird song
    the sun mild beam then passes

    Fog in the forest glade touch
    the cold morning air is then also
    slowly give way to sunshine
    that plants grow and gedeih'n

    Scent of damp earth in here
    Wood and resin stimulate our senses
    we take on the rest with delight
    enjoy the forest, the sun

    © Hans-Peter Zürcher


    Liebe Grüsse Dir und vielen Dank für diese wunderschönen Bilder...

    Hans-Peter

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    1. So ein schönes Gedicht! Danke dir herzlich Hans-Peter, nur die Übersetzung von Google ist zum lachen. Das ist so eine Sache das die mechanischen Übersetzungen mehr zum Lachen als Verstehen sind.
      Ganz, ganz liebe Grüsse . . . Ārija

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  3. I love walking on grass too Arija - so that my footsteps make no sound.

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    1. It was not so easy Pat, there is a lot of debris on the ground from the logging.

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  4. Hi Lovely finds in the forest. We do not have fungi until about October so it was lovely to see your ones. Margaret

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    1. If we were in the Northern Hemisphere neither would we but since our May is equivalent to your November.

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  5. I love your spooky, wonderful woods and the colorful mushrooms!! Delightful captures as always, Arija!! So good to be able to visit your blog again!! Have a great week!

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    1. Sylvia, I am enchanted that you like to visit me.

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  6. Wonderful forest magic Arija! The red and white polka-dot one should have an elf or a brownie under it, don't you think?

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    1. Actually Sallie, the gnomes were a bit camera shy.

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  7. Beautiful forest photo and mushrooms. Read some of your posts and I see you love nature like I do. I'm your new follower.
    Regards, Janneke

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    1. Thank you Jenneke for liking my blog, for following it and for loving nature as I do.

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  8. Great area to walk. Are some of those edible? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Only the big slimies Gary, unless you want to get high on amanitas, I get my highs by seeing them rather than nibbling on them. The slimy ones are edible and really nice when pickled when they are at the button stage. Here they were well beyond their best and just this one little bunch of them.

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  9. I think that must be the most beautiful mushroom I have ever seen. Your "petticoat shot" is so colourful and i like the patterns too.

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    1. I'm sure you could make one just as nice.

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  10. Your photos of the forest floor could have been taken here in my forest in CO, Arija - though it would have to be in September here. I believe those red fungi are called Magic Mushrooms and are poisonous and hallucinogenic.

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    1. You bet they are, tha's why there were none there when I went again to take a shot at the one just coming up!

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  11. I love walking in the bush or forest in winter. You never know what you might find.
    Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Our World Tuesday.

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    1. I like walking in the forest or bush any time, I always find something to marvel at.

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  12. Wonderful post Arija, there is something magical about walking in a forest, and you have portrayed it very well.

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    1. Thanks Karen, there sure is magic in the woods.

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  13. Magic. You remind me that it is too long since I have wandered through a forest. And to do so when it is damp and to enjoy the dappled sunlight is a very real pleasure.

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    1. Well, there are some not too far rom you, go for it!

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  14. I just want to stay outdoors all the time at this time of year.

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    1. Gwen, I juat want to be outside any time of year!

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  15. What a lovely walk and such colourful fungi.

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  16. Great photos and I especially like the way you have captured that beam of light in the last photo.

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  17. Lovely post, Arija! The forest is pretty scene for your walk. I love the mushrooms. Sorry you could not catch a gnome. Beautiful photos, have a happy day!

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  18. Love that spooky first shot.

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  19. Beautiful shots from the forest.

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  20. Ah...this took me back to walks in the woods as a child where everything is magical.... I enjoyed the poem by Hans also... Michelle

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  21. hm, it looks a lot like my world in fall. How is that? I did not think you had that kind of forest in Australia.

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  22. The red one is fantastic. I've never found one.

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  23. That was not the usual blog for nature notes. Very interesting, though. Thanks for the walk in your woods.

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