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Fungus – New Life to Dead Trees

We spent a day hiking in Brown Country, visiting several nature preserves in the area.  The Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods was my favorite. Managed by the Nature conservancy, the trail is up and down hills and very well marked. 

Since it is still winter, there are lots of barren trees, but if you look really closely the woods are still beautify.

For example, I loved this fungus growing on a dead tree. .  .   

Fungus on a branch
early fall

Shale on the River Bottom. 

The area has lots of natural shale deposits in a range of colors. They looked beautiful in the water. 

But when I took a few home they dried and weren’t as pretty.  


Shallow Streams

The water level was pretty shallow in the river beds with lots of eaves on either side of the shore.  The contrast with the shale bottoms created a stunning effect and an easy path to cross over. 

Fungus on a branch

Flowers are Art

To compliment the new Monet Lume exhibit the gardens are filled with flowers similar to what you would see in his home garden at Giverney.

Reflections at Congress Park

Congress Park is beautiful all year long, but it is definitely at peak during summer racing season.

The Last Tulips of the Season

  The spring tulips were jus past their peak, but there was still lots of color everywhere you turned. 

A Walk through Desonier State Nature Preserve

Ok, so it is bad if you see the fungi before the tree dies, but once it is on the ground they are a beautiful reminder that life goes on.

Spring Flowers

This one white flower is putting in an appearance a little early as if to encourage the rest of the garden to catch up.

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