Some days I'm so utterly floored by the beauty around me, I really am. Yesterday was one of those days and I was grateful for it. Grab your cuppa and join me under the poplar and pine, won't you? (click on the photos for a closer look)
Early in the morning I went out in search of a Wordless Wednesday post and spent a little
too much time getting lost in the mushrooms.
There were coral-shaped mushrooms
and parts of mushrooms.
While snapping pics I looked up to see a drop of blood on a leaf and wondered who the victim was. Ah, the mysteries of the woods.
The boys found a walking stick on the barn and we moved him to a nearby leaf.
you can hardly see him
It's a good thing too, because my chickens came running over to see what was going on.
Later in the day, the boys found this amazing caterpillar. I think it may be a Polyphemus Moth caterpillar (remember seeing one on the barn?) and judging by its size, I would guess he'll be making his coccoon soon.
Guess what? Caterpillar butt! Sorry...I'm around kids too much.
I checked in on the baby robins in the nest by the barn and look how they've grown in a week. Remember this?
well just look at them now! I relate, momma robin, mine are growing this fast too.
I started on some holiday gifts, too, a major feat for this procrastinator. I'm working on some succulent wreaths this year and a trip into the greenhouse revealed some of my lovely succulents in bloom.
and almost in bloom.
Thanks for coming along with me on this little trek. I'd love to hear about your surroundings. What are you loving about where you are?