I have a standing 'date' so to speak with a young mom who also works full time. We meet on Tuesdays and go for a walk.
This time we went back to the Mason Land. I'm not sure why it is called that, perhaps because someone named Mason may have owned it. The land was passed down through family ties. Anyway, it is there and we went back to it today.
We just walk and brush bust and look for interesting things. We wander in the woods, collecting burrs on our clothes and ducking branches.
We were searching for fungi after the rain we had yesterday. And we found some. Mostly it was either dried up stuff or tiny little fungi blooming in the moisture from the rain.
There was an old chair we found tipped upside down at the base of an old towering oak tree. I flipped it over and proclaimed it to be Olive's new Remote Work Office.
She gave me a look and then laughed and sat in the chair and posed like this:
I told her that I loved to find old chairs that hunters have left in the woods for selfies. Why not?
[Years before those fancy fold up hunting chairs were invented, hunters brought out old metal chairs and set them in the woods. Heck, that may have even been before tree stands were invented! Tree Stands? I have my own opinion on them...but I won't write about it here. I wrote about THAT in 2010 A Hateful Woman or Stupid Man Invented Tree Stands.]
Here I am in my New Office:
Yeah, in case you are wondering, we don't wear our good clothes while rummaging through the wild woods.
Good conversation and laughter are things we both need. She as a young mom and a hard worker, me? Well,... you know me.
We take this time once a week to goof off for about an hour or so.
We explore. Laugh. Point out strange and odd things.
We found Yellow Fairy Cup Fungi: