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Natural Design – Mushrooms & Torreya State Park

Life is just so hectic sometimes. How is it almost 9 o’clock? I’ve sat down on my couch for the first time today. It makes you wish for a place to relax. A place like this:

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That was the view about twenty feet from my campsite. Some friends and I went to Torreya State Park for a birthday celebration hike. Oh yes, I hiked that. Well, some of it. It was quite intense. However, before the heavy, labored breathing kicked in, I did get some great snapshots of natural beauty. Since this blog focuses a little on design, I think it’s time to give Mother Nature some credit.

Mushroom

I really can’t offer any help in stating what type of mushroom this is. My gut told me oyster, and my stomach wanted to agree, but my brain was too frightened.

TurkeyTail Mushrooms

I think these are turkey mushrooms.

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They look so tasty (but please don’t eat wild mushrooms)…

Mushroomsand so pretty.

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Mushrooms are just like humans; they like to sunbathe too.

MushroomsThis little guy was my favorite. It was velvety and looked like it should be soft and squishy, but then it was very solid. It looks like something that belongs under the sea, right?

terrarium forests

Sorry for the lack of posts. I initially thought I’d have a camera by now, but that will have to wait until next payday. Also, I thought the blog would have been redesigned. But that also takes funds and free time.

I’ve been eying etsy for a while looking for inspiration. I love terrariums. Here are a few of my picks.

via WarmCountryMeadows

via liliFunambule


via weegreenspot


via shopterrain.com

As tempting as it is to just purchase one of these beauties. I plan on making my own. I am recently the inheritor of 40 wooden-framed windows. Really, this is a crafting gold mine. Expect lots of cute things in the future (as soon as I get that camera).