The weather was cold and rainy, but there were wonderful breaks in the rain for peaceful walks with camera in hand.
I really enjoy living in downtown Chicago, but I do miss the sound of crickets, rustling leaves and soft springy grass under my feet. I found that I was more conscious of the sights, sounds and smells of the natural world than the times when I have lived with it on a daily basis.
These lovely little ball shaped mushrooms in the moss caught my eye after a full day of rain.
Then I saw these little mushrooms and this gooey looking toadstool.
Most of these photos were taken on my Cannon elph but the vibrant photos of the mushrooms below were taken on my iphone and then I altered the photos with a free HDR app on my iphone.
Now, it’s time to get back to the real world, organize supplies, pack my bags and make preparations to head for Houston next Tuesday for International Quilt Festival.