Super Excited!

Many people have a “bucket list” of things they want to do. One of the silly ones I had, was to find morel mushrooms in the wild and get some pictures. Yes, I would like to taste them also, but finding them myself was something I have been trying to do for years!

Today, I went out with my sister and she showed me how to locate them. Lauri pointed out the first one and then I discovered a nice one! Adrian and Megan found a few each, but they were still very small, so we left them for a few days. My sister will check on them later.

Now, I want to go explore a few places that I have heard the mushrooms can be found.¬† I had so much fun locating these (more fun than finding Easter Eggs ūüôā ) and spending time with my sister, kids and nephew and listening to everyone excited each time they found a mushroom .¬† When they started saying “hush, or poachers with come”, they only got louder and sillier.

The only negative?  Discovering at least three ticks after our hunt.

Hepatica

This has been a tough year for getting pictures of my favorite spring flowers.  The weather is most of the culprit!  We have been to the park twice looking for Hepatica (also called liverleaf or liverwort).  Today we found a lot, but the wind was so strong taking pictures was very difficult.  It is supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow, so I am not sure if will have the chance to try for more pictures.