|Bee and Cardinal Flower|
|Orange Jewel Weed or the Spotted "Touch me not"|
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" the saying goes. There is no more truthful statement when it comes to walking through the woods. If flowers are not your cup of tea maybe you would prefer birds, insects, or mushrooms.
Add some rain and overnight the forest floor could turn into a riot of mushrooms in all shapes, colors, and sizes. I found a number of the fungi pictured above (unfortunately, I can not remember the name of these guys, my knowledge of mushrooms is lacking compared to that of plants and animals in a forest) growing streamside adding their contribution to the palate of color. But on this day all of these little sights were icing on the cake. I was after jewels of a different sort and luckily for me today I found them in abundance.
|My idea of treasure.|