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Friday, September 13, 2013

Victoria's Second Spring

I went out the Thetis Lake on the weekend to see if the recent rains had encouraged any mushrooms to pop up. And indeed, there were a few but all I saw were very tiny ones like those above. However, while strolling through the forest I was reminded of Victoria's particular weather pattern that gives us a second "spring" in the autumn. This area tends to dry out seriously during July and August and everything turns brown and crackles underfoot. The rains of September and October, though they cannot stop the leaves turning, nevertheless bring back the green to lawns and undergrowth, especially the mosses and ferns that inhabit the lower reaches of the forest. All this fresh new green always makes me think of spring and the mushrooms that will be coming soon are like spring flowers.


JoJo said...

I sure wish summer would let go's so humid.

William Kendall said...

Lovely shades of green.

Here the weather can't quite decide if it's done with summer, or going deep into fall, so I leave in the mornings never sure if I'm overdressed.

Stephanie said...

Nice delicate mushrooms.