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)”
I think I’m going to call this little scene finished.
I experimented with my mushroom building process (that was useful), I tried adding some leaf litter (useful trial, but I’m going to keep working on it), and I failed, in my judgement, with the larger plants. I’ll keep working on that one.￼ Continue reading “Mushroom Preserve”
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)”
I swear this isn’t a Nature blog. It isn’t only a Nature blog, anyway! What can I say? I draw a lot of comfort and inspiration from the natural world, which carries over into my mini painting, my other artwork, my values, and (hopefully) my actions.
My daughter & I were out hiking several times this week. To see what we found, read on. Continue reading “Week in the Woods (8 IX 19)”
Back from my fulfilling but lonely trip to DC, I was eager for a hike with my daughter to celebrate Labor Day. As it turns out, I got two.
To check out a bunch of cool and colorful nature stuff, read on! Continue reading “Labor Day in the Forest”
If you visit ToadChapel from time to time you know I’m fond of mushrooms. I love their personalities, opportunism, and gentle tenacity. They inform my artwork, but more than that they speak deeply to my imagination and spirit.
I traveled to Northeast Pennsylvania for Will’s wedding this weekend and got a chance to explore the forest outside the farmhouse we rented. I was rewarded with many wondrous discoveries at my feet. Continue reading “Fungal Treasures”