the hunt was a bust

Well, we finally made time to search for morel mushrooms. You look for a place that has a burn in the near past, recent rain, and a nice sunny day.

Washington countryside (impacted by fire and probably some logging)

Apparently, it was a little too cold.  We found a couple of small morels here and there, but for the most part, it was a bust. My daughter-in-law did find some coral mushrooms (which are very yummy fried up in butter).

coral mushrooms

We also stopped by an amazing mountain spring that had been turned into a water spot. Here’s my grandson in little boy heaven. Puddles everywhere.

cutie boy

And here is more of the May color challenge. Love my tangle*a*day calendar.

patterns: tortuca, chimidle, and spiro
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and colored pencils

countryside, coral mushrooms, grandson / image credit © Lori Byerly

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