Thursday, August 23, 2012

Camping & Hiking

Last week we went camping in northern Michigan. The weather was wonderful not too hot in the day and cool in the evenings. There are no cabins on this lake, no large noisy boats, no jet skis, just little fishing boats and a few campsites. Ours had it's own dock! I sat there every evening quilting while watching the sunset. Thought I died and went to heaven.

 Grandpa and the boys fished during the day and into the night. The twins especially love to fish.

 The lake had beautiful water lilies, fragrant white ones,

 and bright yellow ones.

 Fall is in the air,

the leaves are just beginning to change.

 We went on long hikes, the woods were full of mushrooms, I never saw so many brightly colored ones with so many different shapes, I thought I fell down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. The following pictures are a FEW of variety of mushrooms we saw. Large puffy red ones,

 Teeny tiny red ones,

 Rusty peach ones,

 And this bright orange and yellow one that looks like it's plastic! This one should be in a fairy movie.

 Light powdery brown ones.

 Traditional white ones.

 Big fat red ones with red stems,

 And pinky, peach ones.

 Pure white ones,

  tiny bright yellow ones,

 Brown, wet, slimy looking ones,

  puff balls waiting to explode.

 Pale yellow umbrella shaped ones,

 Creamy ones with tops that looked like cocoa powder was sprinkled on,

  large curly ones,

 and large flower shaped ones.
OK, hang on were getting near the end....

 You wouldn't want to miss this bright yellow one,

 or this group of Indian Pipe flowers. They have no color.

 This brownish red one had brown gills underneath. Most have white.

 These light brown mushrooms had creases all over the top.

Goats whiskers?

 And you wouldn't want to miss these tiny red ones growing in the moss.

 Our boys loving the hike.

 And one more pale yellow mushroom with dots on top.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my mushroom pictures, (I know your thankful I didn't post all of them)! See you next week.


Deb H said...

I love the photos! I just wish I could be there to share the joy of the details together!

It looks lovely!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Deb, you would have loved this campground. I can't wait to go back.

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