Tag Archives: Eastern Townships forest

Forest Mushroom Bunch

Centered amidst mostly brown dead forest foliage toxic white mushroom bunch peeks out seeking sun.

Centered amidst mostly brown dead forest foliage white mushroom bunch peeks out desperately seeking some sunlight.

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Centered amidst mostly brown dead forest foliage a white mushroom bunch peeks out desperately seeking some sunlight to help it grow.

As for what particular type this bunch is I haven’t a clue although some Googling would probably  provide some answers although I can safely assume it is a toxic variety.

I found this fungal growth in the Eastern Townships not far from the cottage and decided to capture it all with my digital camera.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”MUSHROOM”.

Townships Mini Gorge

Townships mini gorge stream emanated an almost deafening roar the closer I got to it descending down hill.

Descending down towards base of Townships mini gorge brought an almost deafening roar to ears from normally
 feeble stream swelled several times because of recent abundant rains.

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Descending down hill towards the Eastern Townships mini gorge to witness the heavy flow of the normally feeble stream that had swelled several times its size because of last October’s abundant rains seemed to increase the roar to almost deafening.

This past October was a particularly wet month, which saturated the countryside really raising the ground water level providing this stream’s source with plenty of water.

I was hiking through the forest near the country cottage when I first heard it noticing the sound seemed to emanate from up ahead,  over the next hill,  so decided to check things out.

After trekking over some hills I arrived at this mini gorge, which contained that rushing stream creating all that noise.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”GORGE”.

Cheeky Red Squirrel

Very excited, cheeky red squirrel was breathing heavily, chattering, and incessantly scolding me for being there.

Visibly very excited, cheeky red squirrel paused again assessing whether to hang around or escape after seeing me
appear suddenly out of nowhere.

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Visibly very excited, cheeky red squirrel paused again assessing whether hanging around was safe after seeing me appear suddenly out of nowhere.

The scene is in the Eastern Townships on a bright sunny day near the cottage early last November when we met eye to eye after my small trek through some forest.

I had just traveled several kilometers walking through all sorts of terrain, such as rocky hills, valleys, bogs, and evergreen forest when after taking a little rest on a large mossy rock I heard then spotted something moving very quickly.

Almost immediately, I knew it was a red squirrel, probably searching for food like oak tree nuts, darting up one fir-tree, jumping off a long hanging branch onto another tree then scurrying down that tree and across the length of a dead branch on the ground where it noticed me.

I could hear it breathing heavily and chattering very excitedly scolding me meanwhile, trying to decide whether to hang around to observe me some more or make its escape heck, it was comical to watch this little fella in action.

Finally, after what must have seemed eternity for the little rodent its little pea brain kicked in deciding on escape, which was incredibly quick.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”CHEEKY”.

Seasonal Transformation

Seasonal transformation is grey look, tons of fallen, brown, leaves, and bit of green moss for interesting contrast.

Seasonal transformation is evident by mostly grey, somber, look and tons of fallen brown, shriveled, leaves
littering the forest ground.

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Seasonal transformation is evident by mostly grey somber look and tons of fallen brown shriveled leaves littering the ground shown in this forest scene it happens every year.

Fortunately in this forest green moss still covers exposed rocks and the bases of some trees giving an interesting contrast to this hardwood forest scene.

The scene is early November 2017 in an Eastern Townships forest south of the town of Magog, Quebec very close to the U.S. border.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge.