Weekly Photo Challenge – Surprise

“Surprise, here I am!” While hiking last year I stumbled upon this morel mushroom (along with 5 others in the same area).  Although it was morel season, I was not actively looking for them.  I was both surprised and excited to find my first morel mushroom. The time is upon us again and I am…

Changing Seasons – October

October has been a wonderful fall month with mild temperatures.  I love the fall.  As nature prepares to go dormant for the winter, it puts on one last dazzling display of colors.  Click on any image above to view a larger version.

Changing Seasons – July/August

It has been a busy and fun summer.  In fact so much fun, I missed posting for July.   With the hot & humid weather, I have avoided hiking, leading to less photography.  My Nikon is ready for cooler temperatures. Here is my submission for July & August! Hover over any image above for a…

Changing Seasons – May

The month of May arrived and promptly flew by.  As is evident from my late Changing Seasons post.  Granted, it was a busy month of visiting with family at a reunion to family visiting us and finally ending with a wonderful weekend spent in our old neighborhood for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500!…

Changing Seasons – April

April has been the most dramatic in terms of changes in our forest.  It has been amazing to watch new life spring up.  I always love watching the trees go from bare to buds to full leaves.  With this beautiful spring transformation, I am breaking the “rules” by sharing more than 20 photos.  Some I…

Sustainable Sunday – Shrooms!

Mushrooms find their way into most of my recipes.  I simply adore them.  They add such a great flavor to so many dishes I cannot help but utilize them.  I put them in my salads, homemade pizza, pasta, vegetable dishes, eggs, sandwiches and much more.   Often when hiking in our woods I bring my…

Sustainable Sunday – My failed attempt at a garden

When we moved to our new place I was so excited to put out a garden.  Finally the time & space to grow our own food!  I made my list of fruit & vegetables I wanted, researched seed companies and ordered my seeds.   After much research both online and through books I felt ready…