The warm light of late autumn sun and the twisting track ahead – hugged by the friendly forest trees. A pleasant course for an autumn wander.
The Old Quarry Path – artwork & poem by AnnMarie.
A Great Moonwell on Moonshae – birthplace of the Druid / Paladin “Mysty”.
Milking Bonnet fungi (Mycena galopus) growing from the leaf litter of the dull damp woodland floor. A lantern by which the woodland fairies might see their way.
Rush-hour Puffballs – Stump Puffballs (Lycoperdon pyriforme) clustered on the root stump of a fallen tree; all jostling for position like commuters during rush-hour.
Beautiful Lichens growing on an Ash tree – Lobaria pulmonaria (top right) & Lobaria virens (lower left) both showing presence of sporing bodies (apothecia).
Angel Wings – A beautiful group of almost white fungi growing upon fallen conifer timber. Believed to be Pleurocybella porrigens (Angel Wings).
With mild damp autumn conditions, beautiful Fungi erupt from forest floor. Here we have the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria). Beautiful, toxic & psychoactive; this toadstool has entered various folk-lore from Alice to Victorian Santa.
Rhaeadr Ddu (Ganllwyd) – Summer rains, they green the forest & fill the waterfalls – Rhaeadr Ddu early on a summer morn. Beautiful Wales.
Bluebells – Spring brings a divine blue mist to the woodland floor and a sweet heady scent to match.
Forest Moon – A beautiful spring moon rises above Dyfi Forest, heralding Easter to our calendar.
Blue Warmth – A Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) enjoys the warming sunshine of a frosty February morning.