A Lovely Day For A Walk. Part 1.

A big hello to everyone on this sunny autumn Friday!  How would you like to join me for another walk through the forest?  This walk actually took place on Monday when it was a bit warmer than today.  But still, it’s autumn in the north, so don’t expect it to be too warm.  Dress warmly for this walk and you will be comfortable enough.  Most of the path is in the shade this time of year.  The sun has gotten quite low in the sky already, casting shadows across areas that would be sunny in the summer.

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Not the best picture, but the only one that showed any yellow. The black-backed 3 toed woodpecker.

This first part of our walk is a bit wet, flooded really.  But we can still walk around it quite easily, just follow in behind me, or get wet feet.  Once past this area there is no more problems with water, though the ground is still very wet.  Look over there, on that dead tree.  It’s a black-backed woodpecker.  One of two 3 toed woodpeckers we have here. Most woodpeckers have 4 toes.  If you look close you can see the yellow spot on his head.  These woodpeckers have yellow instead of the normal red.  They are a more seldom seen woodpecker as well.  And to our right is a curious red squirrel keeping an eye on us.IMG_8820

Further down the path is one of those bright orange mushrooms.  They are quite large, this one is 4.5 inches (11cm) across.  They are always an odd shape and they last for a long time as well.  Now we come to a very steep part of the path, covered with rocks, which actually make it easier to walk.

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A very bright orange mushroom, this is it’s true color.  Looks like something was nibbling on it’s stem.

  Then it levels out to a nice leaf covered path and usually there are a lot of mushrooms along here.  But the heavy rain on the weekend seems to have finished them off except for a few.  Here is a nice mushroom, white with bumps, 6 inches (15cm) tall and 4 inches (10cm) across.  That is a real beauty and the only one I have seen along here.IMG_9021

Now we get to another steep part of the path.  This part kind of winds it’s way down to the river and a perfect spot for a cup of coffee.  The path here is now covered with a fresh, and thick, layer of pine needles making it very soft and quiet for walking.IMG_9109 

Ah, here we are at the river.  Just look at that peaceful, calm scene before us.  If you have any worries or anxiety, they should just float gently away down the river.  You must agree that is totally beautiful.  And this is a good spot to sit for a while and enjoy our coffee.IMG_8719 

Well, we will stop part 1 there and pick it up next time.  There is just too much to enjoy for one post!  I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin

© 2019 Steve McLeod.

96 Comments on “A Lovely Day For A Walk. Part 1.

  1. Nature is so beautiful! What a great gift from God.
    And thank you Steve for capturing these beautiful photos for us. I enjoy every single one of them. ☺️🌷☘️

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    • Thanks for reading Tanya! Yes, chipmunks and squirrels eat mushrooms. I have seen them hauling them away to their homes or just sitting munching on them. Deer will eat them too. Not a good way to find out if it’s edible though, they can often eat things we can’t. Have a wonderful day!!😃😺🍁🍂🍄

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  2. Lovely Post 😍 And wow the details about wood pecker 😀 u r a genius, honestly were u working in national geographic or discovery channel🤔 .. Those mushrooma are a real beauty and different in its kind
    No idea whether these are eatables. And a beautiful spot at the end to relax our mind.✨✍️ Happy Weekend Steve ✨🤗

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    • Hey Simon! Sorry for the slow response, our internet has been down a lot today again, seems to happen every time we get bad weather. Thanks for your great comment! Yes, we have mushrooms that can be eaten but we also have deadly poison ones, so a person really needs to know which are the right ones. Thanks for coming along on the walk and I hope you have a great week ahead!😃😸🌞🍁🍂

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      • Hey Steve! oh dont be sorry 😊 i know u wil response. i wish you quickly recover from the bad weather. Hope it didnt make big damages apart frm internet. Yeah mushrooms are poisonous, we hav to choose non poisonous properly. It was a great walk indeed✨🤗 Happy Monday✍️

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      • Hard to believe having thunderstorms when it’s so cold, only 5C right now and a bad storm now. Such strange weather this autumn, but it happens some years. Thanks Simon!😁😸

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      • Hey Steve! we can blame the global warming or Marvel universe thor for making so many thunders. But it’s nature we might able to predict but cant stop it✨😊 Stay safe Steve! ✨🤗✍️ Enjoy the autumn safe at home and support muffin she must be annoyed with thunder noise now✨😊

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      • These cold thunderstorms happen sometimes, even in winter, except then we get snow instead of rain.😲❄⛈Muffin is changing a bit now, she would rather stay with me in a storm instead of going under the bed. Kind of nice really!😁😸
        Hope your week has started off good and continues that way!😃😺🌞🍁🍂

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