An Evening Drive…Part 2.

A big hello to everyone on this somewhat chilly, but beautiful, fall day!  Kind of sunny and cloudy today, not much wind at all, and the sky just seems to be such a rich blue today, awesome really!  When the sun hides behind the clouds it is a bit chilly, but when the sun shines it really is quite nice for a fall day.  I like when the sun shines, even if it’s not hot, it just feels so much better.  Still, cloudy days have their purpose too.  There usually is a lot of clouds this time of year.  The air is cool but the water and ground are still warm.  So it seems that clouds form even when it’s not in the forecast.  But it was a wonderful day for a walk to the river once again.  However, that’s for another time.IMG_7124

I know you are waiting for part 2 to begin so…let’s see, where was I?  Oh right, the bear had just looked in the cellar.  Not a joyful thought.  It didn’t look like a large bear.  But if it fell into the cellar even a small bear could be rather dangerous.  Especially since there is no way out of here.  And if it was a young bear with a mother around, well, that I didn’t even want to think about.  But the bear decided to wander off with boards creaking and cracking with every step he took.  Whew.  That was really too close.

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This one is 4.5 inches (11.25cm) across.

Now, back to the problem of getting out of here.  The sun is set and it’s starting to get darker all the time.  Good thing we still have about an hour after the sun sets before it gets dark.  I checked the shelves that the canning jars were sitting on.  I moved them.  Another dusty crash as they fell apart.  So much for using that as a ladder.  Hmm.  Those boxes.  I wonder if they are solid enough.  I went over to that corner and moved one box. My heart started beating so fast, I think I could have jumped out of that cellar right then. Bones!  Did I mention a skeleton last time?  That was supposed to be a joke.

But I saw bones behind those boxes.  I really did not want to see this.  I moved the rest of the boxes.  An entire skeleton!  I told my legs it was time to move.  They didn’t get the message.  What would a skeleton be doing down here??!  This is not really fun.  It looked complete, about the size of a young child.  I really did not want to stay there.  However, how to get out?  I almost wanted to touch it to see if it was real, but that’s not a good idea. Especially if it is real.  Sigh.

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They get dirty popping up through all those pine needles. This one was nibbled on by some animal. It’s 5 inches (12.5cm) across.

It’s getting darker all the time so I had to do something quickly.  I took the boxes over to the cellar door opening.  There is only 3 boxes.  Not quite enough.  I moved part of the broken stairs over first.  Then I stacked the boxes on top.  I used another board to steady myself so I could climb onto the boxes.  Not too bad.  Working good.  I’m on the top box. The whole stack wobbles.  Then down I go once again!  That hurt.  I moved things around a bit and tried again.  This time I was able to grab the frame of the door opening and pull myself out.  I quickly moved off that old floor.  What a relief to be on solid ground again.

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Round like a ball, about 2 inches (5cm) across.

It was nearly dark by this time.  I drove to the police station to report what I had found. I told them I wasn’t sure if it was real or not since I didn’t touch it.  They were glad I hadn’t disturbed it.  Turned out to be a teaching aid, a doctor had once lived there apparently.  That was good to know however.  But that was my first time finding a skeleton in all my exploring.  But not the only time.  That’s another story however.

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These are 2 inches (5cm) across.

The pics today are all mushrooms from my walk yesterday through the forest.  They all had popped out of the ground overnight and most were gone today.  I have no idea what varieties they are, I know nothing about mushrooms.  Well, I hope you enjoyed this little adventure.  Take care everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2019 Steve McLeod.

27 Comments on “An Evening Drive…Part 2.

  1. The bear was already a big problem, but even a skeleton! Your adventures are really dangerous😱
    Beautiful mushroom photos. I don’t recognize them, even if I’m not an expert, but I believe they are different from those growing here.
    Enjoy your day and give Muffin a hug!

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    • Thank you so much for reading Ross! Well, not all my adventures are this bad, but I have had a few like this!😀 I wish I knew more about mushrooms but they can be hard to identify depending on the variety.🤔 Muffin enjoyed her hug and meows hi!😸😻 I hope your day went well and that tomorrow is great also!😃😺

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  2. I probably would have passed out if I came across a skeleton ! Especially in an old cellar !…And a bear poking his head in the cellar opening ! Wow !

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  3. Your little adventures are getting dangerous, Steve!!! You’re becoming quite the Indiana Jones there! And the skeleton…🙀…well…let’s just say I would have had to give up the ghost! 💀 👻
    Loved the mushroom pics!

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    • Thank you very much for reading Renee! Some of my adventures were worse than others,😀 most were not very exciting really since nothing happened. But more adventures will be coming.😲 Have a great day!😃😺

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  4. …rolling on floor laughing…thanks again for the chuckles!
    And wow! Great mushroom pictures. The orange one is beautiful. Ever find any blue ones?

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    • Thank you so very much for reading Nina! Glad you enjoyed it. Blue? Seriously? No, never seen a blue one. Enjoy your day!😃😺🌼🌻Bear was around again last night, what a mess he made out there!🐻😵

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      • Cubensis azurensis. (azure—blue) We found some really pretty purple mushrooms years past. I’ll have to go back through my old pictures…
        Bears are a mess! Big goofy bears. :). Enjoy your walk today! 🌲

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      • Hmm, I wonder if they are found around here, that would be a cool picture!😀📷
        Bears are definitely a messy critter, among other things,🐻 but that’s for my next post.
        Off for my walk shortly,🚶‍♂️🌳 thanks, enjoy your day!😃😺 Have you been enjoying any garden fresh produce yet?🌽🥒🍅🥕

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  5. Oh this is a bit scary going through this but of course remembering it is quite funny and adventurous! so thank you for sharing and glad you could escape and it’s weird a doctor once lived there! so freaky :/ Glad the bear wasn’t waiting when you left or so…
    I was so amazed by all these kind of mushrooms! Lot of varieties and genres! Thank you for sharing
    😺😃
    enjoy your Friday and so glad you can still have a walk down to the river 😺🌞

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    • The thing that worried me the most was that bear falling in the cellar with me! I think I would have learned how to jump high real quick!!😮 Yes, I did think about that bear still being around after I got out, but fortunately he had gone.😓
      Yes, we have a lot of different mushrooms and that is only some of them, I have more pictures yet.😀📷 They are quite interesting, just wish I knew which ones are edible. Oh well, they are interesting for photos anyway.🍄
      With bears moving around more looking for food to fill up for winter,🐻 it will be a bit more dangerous walking down to the river. But at least with the leaves falling off the bushes I can see farther now. It will be nice for my walk today!😃😺🌞📷🌳

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      • Yes sure it’s not easy and glad things went well 🙂
        It’s good to know which are edible they might be delicious actually, most important to not be poisonous
        Beautiful walks indeed but you must be careful if it’s the case 🙂
        Have a great walk and weekend 🌞😸

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      • That’s the problem, most around here are poisonous so best not to take chances.😬🍄
        Yes, with bears now moving around more a person really needs to be more careful.🐻🙁
        It was a fantastic walk and a nice surprise too!😀😺🌞📷👍

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      • Then one must not take chances for sure 🙂
        Great to know your walk went great with a surprise 😸
        Enjoy your Saturday 🌞😸

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  6. Glad the bear didnt notice you. Quiet a scary experience though. Wonderful experience shared steve ✨😃. And about these Mushroom, yes i know about it , it grows overnight and whenever i ask my mom can we cook it, she says get lost these are not eatable. 😁 so tats all i know about it🤗✨ Have a great day.

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    • Yes, it’s best to stay away from these mushrooms, I know there is one kind around here that we can eat, but I don’t know which one, so I’m not going to take a chance!🍄😵 Thanks so much for reading Simon! Enjoy your Sunday!😃😺🌞

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