Aug 13, 2013

Getting out again

The berry picking trip a month ago resulted in a hurt left foot and my knees haven't felt very good either, so I haven't been out much lately. Yesterday I suddenly noticed that my foot wasn't hurting that much, so I decided to go for a ride today.

You know the summer is ending when the harvesters appear on the fields.

The actual reason for going out was to check if there would be mushrooms. No luck there. All I could find was inedible ones like these. I think it's too late for boletes (there was something in the news about how they were early this year) and too early for woolly milk-caps.

These nests are close to the road on the way to the place where I pick berries and mushrooms. I always thought they're abandoned, but today I took a closer look.

There was still some traffic into and out of the nest. Not many bees, but there is definitely some activity in there.

I walked past the nests to the forest as there was a clearing, which made it easy to go deeper. There I saw this. I have no idea what it is, except I think it's a fungus.

Further on into the clearing, I found lingonberries. Very easy to access place, far enough from traffic, and lots and lots of berries. Didn't pick any, though, because the sky was starting to look really dark.

I was still several kilometers from home when I spotted this. I was so hoping it would be going away, but of course it was coming right towards me. I still had a long way to go when the pouring rain started. I rode as hard as I could, but the one month break from cycling had taken its toll and I had to give up and just get soaked.

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