Thursday, June 09, 2016

forest coral

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Went for a walk in Assiniboine Forest with a colleague in town for a publishing conference. It had rained the day before/several days in a row, so the forest was boggy in low places/most places.

Which is to say that I walked around said conference for a couple of hours in hiking boots that smelled of bog.

The best part of the walk were the clusters of coral mushrooms that seemed to be everywhere in the forest. The best part was how green everything was. All the different plants in the understory. The shushing of the trembling aspen leaves. My feet in puddles, the bottoms of my pants wicking moisture up.

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