Slippery Rocks And Other Things.

Hello everyone on this nice sunny autumn day!  It’s mid afternoon and still sunny, that’s not bad at all.  It is 63F or 17C, which is cool, but wearing a jacket makes it a nice day anyway.  So I decided to head out for a walk along my forest path down to the river once again.  I have to grab each nice day as it comes along since we are getting so many rainy days now.  This has been a very rainy fall so far.  That often means a very snowy winter. And winter’s with lots of snow are also very long.  So that’s another indicator of another long winter for us.  But I’m still hoping for a long fall and short milder winter.  Okay, maybe I should say, “dreaming”.  Oh well, nothing wrong with dreaming sometimes.

These are cool mushrooms, I like the way the stems flare up toward the tops.

So off I go for my walk.  There is a lot of water along the path for the first little while.  Right on the path.  And beside the path.  About 6 inches (15cm) deep.  Hard not to get wet feet on that first part.  Oh well.  It’s a nice day anyway.  And my feet are always getting wet one way or the other.

These 2 mushrooms are a translucent color and look like spoons facing each other.

  Quite a few new mushrooms were out today, I thought there would be.  Sure is a big variety of mushrooms around.  Always interesting to see what else is going to show up. Came across a flock of thrushes obviously heading south.  They will be gone tonight.  There is a lot of white-throated sparrows around now.  They usually stay until late September, which is nice.  Sometimes even later.  Sometimes.  Not often.

These mushroom tops curl right up underneath their tops, only ones I have seen so far that do that.

Spotted a flock of chickadees and nuthatches as well.  The only other birds were a 2 year old ring-billed gull and a golden eagle.  My two pictures of the eagle were not that good.  But he was flying and I have a hard time focusing on a bird that keeps changing distance like that.  Oh well, maybe another time.  Golden eagles usually only come through this area during migration in the spring and fall.  We have a lot of bald eagles here though, the highest number of breeding pairs anywhere in the province and second only to B.C.

Rough hedge nettle, a very pretty little flower.

But it sure was nice down there today, not much wind, really a beautiful autumn day to be by the river.  But, it’s important to watch out for slippery rocks.  All this rain makes the rocks wet.  And there is one kind of rock here that gets extremely slippery when wet. So I am careful not to step on that particular type of rock.  Until this time.  I was looking around, instead of down.  I stepped on the rock and slid about 8 feet (about 2.5 meters), then over a ledge and landed on a pile of rocks about 6 feet (2 meters) down.  I will admit, that did hurt.  A lot.  Still does.

At this point along the path it’s about 50 ft, about 17 meters, down to the river.

I landed on my side.  It wasn’t easy walking back.  Didn’t think I would make it back.  I had to keep stopping due to the pain.  Oh my.  It all happened so fast I couldn’t do anything to stop myself.  I won’t go on that part of the path again until it’s nice and dry.  Which may not be until next year.  At least I wasn’t close to the river at that point, so no way that I would have fallen in there.  Although that would have been a softer landing than those rocks.  Oh well.  It’s over.  And no serious damage.

A mourning cloak butterfly still out, they live for about a year, hibernate during winter.

It is still nice and sunny, amazing that it lasted all day for a change.  Sorry this is a bit late today.  I will try to do better from now on.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2019 Steve McLeod.


37 Comments on “Slippery Rocks And Other Things.

    • Thanks for reading today! I haven’t looked for bruises yet, but the way I landed sort of at an angle, probably won’t be bruises. Enjoy your evening!😃😺🍁🍂


  1. Looks like you had a great day Steve! Except for the fall! 🙀 Be careful! I almost thought you were telling a dream like you had a while back!🙀🙈 Loved the mushrooms…will have to show you some of our mushrooms here in the south. Maybe tomorrow? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Love the butterfly! I have seen the most beautiful ones here! But they won’t land for me to get a pic. I have chased a few to no avail!😂

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    • Butterflies are hard to get, some just don’t like to land and cooperate!
      I wish that had been a dream, not feeling too bad today though, still pain but it’s getting better, a little bruising.😕🙄
      You would have a lot of different mushrooms than here I’m sure. They are very interesting subjects for pictures, they don’t move.😂😂
      Hope you have a great day Renee, thanks for reading!!😀😺🌞🍁🍂


    • Thanks Buddy! Same thing happened with this comment, and with a couple other people. Yes, I have thought some hiking boots might be better, although on that particular spot I don’t know if it would have helped, but still a good idea! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!😁😸🍁🍂🍄


  2. Hey Steve! Lovely pictures again. Missed the eagles part. Oh this rain and followed by a long winter, okay that seema tough though. Now i get why you all celebrate summer. And pls be careful. These slippery rocks are really life threatning. Please take care of that. Hope your legs are fine. Glad u r okay. Have a nice day Steve 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for stopping by and reading today Simon! Our summers are very short,🌞 we have to enjoy it while it’s here! The rest of the year is cool and rain or just plain cold and snow!🥶🙄 Yes, I am going to be extra careful on these slippery rocks from now on. Thanks Simon, hope your day has been good!😀🌞🍁🍂

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