Once in a while a trek in the woods turns up something unusual. These aspen leaves are covered with what looks like insect trails, what kind, I don't know. Interestingly enough the trails were only on the topside of the leaves, but they were on lots of trees in that area. I wonder what that means for the health of the forest?
This is probably the most perfect example of a "nurse log" that we've ever seen. Occasionally a seed sprouts and grows on a dead log, and the log usually decomposes, leaving interesting results. When this stump rots, I wonder whether the tree will be able to support itself? In the meantime, lots of kids will have fun exploring its nooks and crannies.
It always amazes me that tall trees have such tiny beginnings. I love Douglas fir pinecones and the way the seeds peek out like little tails.
The perpendicular lines of the strata in this area were intriguing and so was the explanation. These rocks have been pushed up from the ocean floor! Can you even imagine? The trail here is probably around 5000 feet above sea level. Wow!
Despite our wanderings, I have finished a few small projects. I'm also working on a couple of sweaters which I hope to have done by September. We'll see.
A UFO scarf of Moonlight Mohair that had been languishing in my knitting bag.
Inspired by the Fourth of July.
Small but challenging..... I did not do it in the car!