November 9, 2017

In the forest from Dawn to Dust

Waiting for the Sun

Waiting for the Sun...


Sunrise magic !

Into the Woods

We got lost but what better place to be lost than in the Forest ?

Fairy Steps...

Fairy Steps...

Yellow Staghorn

Yellow Staghorn, or Antler Jelly.
I love how they look like tiny flames under a Petrify spell !

Mushroom 1 - 0 Moss

Mushroom 1 - 0 Moss

Wolf's Milk

Lycogala Epidendrum, also known as Wolf's Milk
I wonder about the ancient folk beliefs that earn it this Fairy tale common name ...
Slime molds are quite a mysterious thing as they have the characteristics of both fungi and animals !

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven ?

Sleipnir ?

According to some legend, these are the hoofprints of Odin's horse Sleipnir.
Ancient Germanic tribes used to live here so a lot of places in the Forest bear names from the Norse mythology. 
Before them wre the Celts though, so this could very well be an ancient Druid place of sun worship ?

In any case, it is a magical place...

Sunset in the forest

Before leaving, we met this amazing Mushroom family...

Sunset in the forest