Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wet Afternoon Walk

I had to force myself to go back out after getting home from town late this afternoon, and actually waited a bit for the rain to slow down to less than torrential; then, go back out I did.  I wanted to show you how the past few days have brought an end to the season of screaming green, ushering in the first hints of autumn.
Rain and wind made for a perfect imitation of October all day.

Devil's club leaves are among those starting to turn color.
Devil's club fruit - inedible by you and I... but I think the birds enjoy, and perhaps this has medicinal uses for the Indigenous Ones.

The Devil's club fruit will turn bright red before the end of summer like these already have.
Wild celery has gone to seed in a starry way.

wild celery - this plant stands about eye-level tall

salmon berry

New mushrooms are poking through the wet forest floor.
 Hope this post refreshes you, if you are living in the hot dry parts of the world!


  1. It looks wonderful Sus. Though I can imagine you rather wanted the warm and sunny weather to last a wee bit longer .... ;-)

  2. Autumn and rain????????????? sigh. Enjoyed your cross-stitch challenge and moon drawings, so beautiful.
    best, nadia

  3. Autumn?......the summer weather has just arrived!!!! Are your light filled days getting shorter? I've noticed it's getting darker earlier and earlier here on my Island. The tides are changing also. Fall and spring are by far the most enjoyable seasons for me...all those pinks and reds! Hugs, Carole

  4. Oh and I would like to invite you, and any of your followers, to join this week's Drawing Challenge:CROW. Just leave a comment on my blog and I'll put you on the list! xo

  5. ahhh... so beautiful and restful, sus... and yeah, autumn is definitely near. the sun is so much lower now, sigh... xoxo

  6. What a delightful and beautiful post. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I like the things you have shown in other posts too. Especially the "sink or swim' piece.


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