a walk in the woods
We went on our first hiking trip of the year at Cougar Mountain. It just rained. Even though the trail was muddy at some places, the rain had made everything so irressistibly lush. The refreshing scent of the earth, jovial bird songs, and rushing streams made us want to stay on the trails for hours and hours. We saw a really large shelf fungus, huge leaves from unknown bush by the stream, brown slugs, fuzzy mosses with pretty red stems of flowers… I am looking forward to the next hike already.