Got a couple of unnusual images from around the neighborhood. The first one is a ring of mushroom growing in my neighbors yard.
Rings of mushrooms are supposed to be the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where fairies and elves gather and dance. Since I haven't heard any party music in the nieghborhood AND there were muddy little foot prints (ok, they could be paw prints) on the windshield of my pickup, I have to guess that this ring is a magical doorway of some kind. Great, just great. Now the wee people of the forest are ascending to the surface of our world through my neighbors yard (probably because it is a better lawn than mine), then hanging out and having their elven fun and games on the top of the cab of my pickup. So this makes it official then, EVERYONE is having a better time of it than me. I really hate having broken bones!
Here is that blue heron I've been trying to photograph all these months. He let me get this close this morning.
Before he flew off ...
and all his buddies came for breakfast.