Friday, May 22, 2009

Brown life, brim full

Went for a wander this evening to enjoy the damp autumn with Yarrow and was amazed to find so many different fungi budding up through leaf litter and pine needles, even in the nooks and dark places of our own garden. Along the railway tracks and under our nasturtiums, soft nutbrown homes for wee folk. 

It feels utterly magic - thinking of the soil crept through and rich with fungi, trading sugars with the finest hair roots of trees and carrying it miles, literally! to trees further down the line... Fungi and tiny soil creatures and questing roots, crystals of water brimful with minerals, huge monsters of worms churning through, the whole thing heaving and boiling and bursting with life! 

The fungi budding up like periscopes, hiding in the dark, enjoying the damp and the fire colours of autumn. 

Surely this little one is waiting for its fairy to come home 
and light a candle in its window...

... while these wait for impish hobgoblins!


  1. Great collection! Our dirt road has a wonderful collection that I finally got around to blogging and my boy did check under a few for fairies - its a good world hey!

  2. Sure is! Makes me laugh with delight. I caught Yarrow a split second before he ate one, fairies and all! I have to look up which ones are good to eat - we used to pick them in the forest in Germany when I was a kid and eat them in a stew with dumplings. Afterwards we'd all sit around the table chatting and into a pause in the conversation Opa would look round at us all and say, "Well, we're all still alive!" ha ha ha