Sunday, January 27, 2019

Canyonview Trail

It's mushroom season. On a short (very short: I've been rather sick over the Christmas season, and still haven't got my strength back); ... a short walk along the Canyonview Trail beside the Campbell River, I took well over 100 photos, mostly of mushrooms, mostly tiny. I'm working now on processing and possibly identifying them.

Meanwhile, here's the trail itself:

A well-travelled trail. It's a few minutes from downtown, easy walking, with good parking at several points along the trail. Cedars, Douglas firs, hemlock, Bigleaf maples, red alder, ferns, more ferns, moss. Moss everywhere. More moss. And mushrooms.

Light and dark. The sunlight shines on the far side of the river; here, we're in permanent shadow.

When I was a kid, I would have called this a good climbing tree. Many, nicely separated branches, soft padding on each branch in case you slipped. Getting too old and stiff now, but I can still dream.

Where the sun shines through, each mossy trunk and branch is outlined with yellow-green.

At river's edge, the remains of an old stump hosts mosses and lichens. And - do you see it? - a baby huckleberry shrub.

Not a drowning buffalo/unicorn.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're feeling well enough to walk this beautiful trail. Love the photos. Yes, it is definitely mushroom season here as well. Take care.

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  2. It looks like a wonderful trail! So sorry that you haven't been feeling well, but I hope you are on the mend soon. Take care of youself.

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