Beechwood Roots

The Modus was ready for collection early this morning and we celebrated with a forest drive.

Just after I had photographed mushrooms and autumn leaves on a roadside at Arden Tyrell a truck driver stopped to ask if we needed any help. There followed a pleasant discussion and a scroll through the pictures of mushrooms I his camera. He sad people said he was mad for doing this. I replied that he was as mad as me.

I pointed across the road, telling him that I also photographed woodland scenes.

I pictured more from around the Smugglers Road car park

including a bay pony blending with the autumn colour.

While looking down from Beechwood Lane onto Lester Square

I admired the thick, twisted, roots of a large lichen covered eponymous tree.

This evening we all dined on Red Chilli’s excellent takeaway fare. My main course was Tandoori King Prawn Naga with Special Fried Rice; we shared peshwari naan. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Bordeaux.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

78 thoughts on “Beechwood Roots

  1. Your woodland photos are always faves of mine! So beautiful! Nature sharing so many treasures for you to discover and photograph! πŸ™‚ Keep being mad! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ Your enthusiasm, and artistry is appreciated! The mushroom photos are always delightful! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚ ❀️

  2. I love seeing all your photos on your posts. We bloggers have to be a little eccentric. That is what keeps our post interesting! Maybe we are all Mad and there are only a few left who aren’t! :>)

  3. Another artistic gallery, Derrick. Image #2 displays such a wonderful variety of texture. And we’re glad you had the nice conversation sharing photography ideas, and of course hooray for the return of the Modus!

  4. I like the idea of stopping to converse with a fungus mad truck driver. I think you did well to point out that you take woodland scenes too. I hope that he was impressed. I was.

      1. We are – the forest has only been a National Park for about 15 years. Before that there were years of conflict between preservationist and developers, some of whom were local Council members. Thanks very much, Liz

      1. When did I write β€œIt’s is”? That is what our friend Autocorrect is perfectly capable of! Need to read back what I write before I post.

  5. β€œThose who hear not the music think the dancers mad.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Whether it’s mushrooms, leaves, ponies, or mossy roots, keep sharing the visual music of nature in your marvelous realm.

  6. The fungal trumpets bursting forth amid the ivy was a nice find. I am glad you found a kindred mushroom spirit in the truck driver.

    I love the fall forest scenes and ponies. This year is passing by so quickly!

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