It was a bit of a slow week in woods for Cassie & me, as rain and a busy schedule kept us grounded more than we would have liked. Still, we got a few good hikes in the cool Autumn air.
We didn’t see anything as unusual as last week, but stumbled upon a few sprigs of beauty nonetheless. Continue reading “Week in the Woods (28X19)”
We finally got a bit of rain, the weather was cool, and skies were blue overhead. The mushrooms were out again and the leaves showed some real Fall color at last.
My daughter & I got out into the woods as often as we could, eager to take advantage of the last weeks of long days. Continue reading “Week in the Woods (21 X 19)”
I draw as often as I can, and almost always draw things I’ve found on my walks in Nature.
I embrace the progressive abstraction as I transfer real mushrooms and other small objects discovered in the course of my hiking to the page. Pens, pencils, and markers help me condense and personalize the often unassuming, ephemeral focus of my fascination. Continue reading “From Forest to Page”
Though most of the week was unseasonably hot, reaching nearly ninety degrees Fahrenheit, Fall arrived at last this past weekend. Long sleeves and wonderfully brisk air in the forest made my hikes with Cassie extra fun.
Some much needed rain also brought new mushrooms bursting from the earth. Continue reading “Week in the Woods (6 X 19)”
We had a fairly tame week in the woods, but still got in several good hikes, spotted a few nice mushrooms, and generally got up to our necks in Nature.
We even had this one for dinner! Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Week in the Woods (29 IX 19)”
It was a great week for hiking here in Pittsburgh, with temperatures in the seventies and blue skies overhead.
Of course, no rain means fewer mushrooms, so Cassie & I had to satisfy ourselves with other foresty finds. Continue reading “Week in the Woods (22 IX 19)”
Cassie & I have deeply enjoyed another week of dedicated hiking. With sunset coming earlier, our after-work walks are more focused, but we can still squeeze in 60-90 minutes if we don’t waste time in preparation or travel.
And weekends, of course, offer an opportunity to spend time together exploring the great outdoors a little farther from our home. To see what inspiration we found this week, read on! Continue reading “Week in the Woods (15 IX 19)”