Hello fellow flora appreciators,
Today was a good day. I hope that it was with you also.
My day started with a short two kilometer hike, then coffee and chit chatting with a good friend while sitting along the Otonabee River at Trent University, then I had multiple lectures on soil! Two to be precise. And sandwiched in between those lectures I took another hike along the same trail.
The first walk in the morning clears my mind for the day, and the second serves to cleanse my mental palate from one lecture to the next. And I never get bored of doing the same trail, I know it sounds cliché but I actually do notice different things with each walk. Part of that is because the natural environment is very much alive and it is continually changing and re-configuring itself. The other part of that is that some mornings I have not yet ingested a sufficient level of caffeine for normal observational functioning, in other words - I can be a little out of it.
So, what did I find today on my hikes you may be curious....well, I found more asters, different kinds of asters too, and I came across some coral fungus. I also saw another variety of mushroom, but as I have yet to identify it, I have not yet posted it. I think I am going to have to go take a second look at it too. It was not something I was familiar with.
As for my classes, I have two on Tuesdays and they are both about soil. As you may have guessed, this is right up my alley. I am a fan of flora, and thus I am a fan of soil.
I am looking forward to tomorrow as I have the day off, something that will become increasingly rare now! I am not sure what precisely I will be doing, but I have some little tweaks in mind for the site, along with an inevitable hike, and likely some course readings.