Fall Magic Is Appearing Almost Overnight.
We finally got significant rain here in Northeastern Pennsylvania last night. The dry spell we have been having has not been good for the edible wild mushrooms which are usually very abundant this time of year. Hoping the rain may have caused some to grow I headed out into the woods after work this afternoon.
I went looking for the bolete species of mushrooms, the ones my dads called red tops, which grow in the pine/birch/aspen woods in our area. I only found a few older one’s which were ruined by the heavy rain we got last night.
And there were almost no other species of mushrooms growing either. I did find this one young amantha popping up which is a good sign since they are usually found growing at the same time as the red tops.
But the birch, aspen and blueberries bushes were also beginning to change color too.
It is a nice time of year but also very somber and reflective as nature gives us one last beautiful display of color before we enter Winter with it’s drab shades of gray and white. So enjoy it while you can, it’s short but very sweet. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike today. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/fall-hike-september-30-2015/
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus