Thursday, October 15, 2009

Some Really Good Stuff

By now you all know that I am a nature freak - as opposed to being just a Freak (which some say I am as well!).
I try to really pay attention to my surroundings, always looking for "some good stuff".
Well, Tuesday I was in Charlotte NC with my husband
and I found some really Good Stuff.
I found this cool piece of a tree limb with several types of lichen and moss.

Here's a close up of that same section of the small limb. Notice all of the awesome colors on that one piece!

My favorite thing that I found (well, except for the bird feather) - a wonderful mushroom! I found several smaller ones that are shaped like flat buttons with very little roots.

It's almost like they were growing right along the surface of the ground. You can see them right next to the larger, more conventional shaped mushroom.

Here's a shot of all my findings that day. Even some Rosemary - ok, maybe I "found" that little sprig attached to a larger plant...that happened to be in a really cool landscape setting. I could have sworn that it was broken BEFORE I touched it...

Hey! Who sat that glass of wine in my picture?!



Jane said...

Those are great finds! I once had a huge chunk of reindeer moss that was gorgeous. It moved with me from state to state and was eventually destroyed. No one understood why I wanted it in the first place, but I think maybe you do!

Martha Lever said...

Wow,nature is surely the art of God. How in the world did He think up such wonderful stuff??!! Well because, He's God that how!!!

Joanne Huffman said...

Delightful stuff! I look forward to seeing how you use it.

Julie Bagamary said...

I agree they are beautiful but (achoo, achoo) allergies keep them out of my house and art. :)