Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mushroom Village

What a neat little mushroom village I found growing in a rotten cut log in the woods! The log is hollow inside and all these tiny mushrooms are living inside. Check it out!

  It's been raining so there are some other fun guys around- these look like they are glowing:

And these guys are just neat:

 I like lichen, do you???

Monday, December 5, 2011

Swing Kids

When I was a kid the swings were my favorite part of the playground (besides the wobbly bridge) and I may be dating myself here but it seems to me that playgrounds aren't nearly as fun as they used to be. They are too safe! A little danger is what made them so fun- super high structures, really long swings that went very high, see-saws that someone could jump off of and send you plummeting to the ground, long slides with no guardrails- those were fun! Luckily, there are still a few off those good old fashioned dangerous metal structures around, they can usually be found in older neighborhoods and historic districts, like the 17th Street Park in the Inman Park neighborhood in Atlanta where I took these pictures. Let the fun begin!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Faux Bois and Birdcages

I Love Faux Bois! Basically, it is concrete (can be other things) made to look like wood; faux bois is French for "false wood." It is really great for outdoor furniture because as moss or mold grows it just looks all the more natural. It reminds me of something you might find in a secret enchanted garden.