On the Forest Floor
Look down. There's an amazing world on the forest floor. Ashley is interested in learning about mushrooms, preferably the edible kind, so she had me taking photos of all kinds of fungi, from various angles. I had my zoom lens on my camera because I was planning to snap big-picture shots. But we made it work.
This is the only one we positively identified - amanita muscaria, or fly agaric - not edible but highly photogenic.
Lichens and grasses clinging to a rocky cliff edge with the sun dancing on the water in the background.
A natural collage with leaves, sticks, moss, fungi and arbutus berries for colour. The hand of a master artist.
There were hundreds of apples fallen on the ground and more in the trees. Orchards planted by a settler family who once provided the area with fresh strawberries and plenty of apples. Crisp and delicious and now abandoned.
We hadn't brought any bags from the boat, so Tim tied his jacket into a carrying bag, and I suggested filling my hood. Ashley snapped this photo as we headed back. Tonight we enjoyed a salad with apples, avocado, grapefruit and pomegrante seeds. Yum!