Sunday, October 19, 2008


All photos Assiniboine Forest, Winnipeg, MB. October 19, 2008.

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M, in his usual pose of walking ahead or standing close, holding my already-cool tea, dutifully wrinkled his nose when he caught a whiff of stinkhorn.

We scanned the grass and trembling aspen leaf-litter for the source of the reek and soon found a few erect - and a few flaccid - mushrooms.

M looked askance at them, took a slurp of his coffee, and said "do you really need another picture of stinkhorns?"

But he continued to walk on/hover nearby as I crouched down to take this shot, which makes me love him a little more. Or at least hate him a little less, which, in a long-term relationship, is almost the same thing.



Brenda Schmidt said...

Good grief, that's almost mushy! What, are you going soft on us?

Ariel Gordon said...

You take that back!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Make me!

Lovely pics, A!