|All photos Assiniboine Forest, Winnipeg, MB. July 20, 2013.|
The clump of coral fungi in this photo isn't sharp. But, somehow, this one photo makes the whole walk worth it...
The forest was nearly empty Saturday afternoon, after a week of cool weather, after weeks of hot buggy weather.
Which is how I like it. I'd trade a hot dry summer for a wet hot buggy summer in a second, given the choice. So I've been enjoying all the greenery, all the persistent clumps of mushrooms, lifting the leaf litter, bursting out of the mulch.
This walk was remarkable for exuberant poison ivy in the understory but also the thumbnail-sized frogs, fleeing. For the mosquitoes on the sweat blooming on my hairline and the small orange butterflies on the purple vetch.