A beautiful autumn day in early October, before my accident, my friend and I headed to the Rotary Friendship Trail. It was the day she had immunotherapy treatment for cancer and between appointments at the hospital, we decided to walk the trail.
This therapy has helped my friend a great deal. She has her energy back and is involved in life again, with a spring in her step and renewed enthusiasm for life. We enjoy the treatment day excursions and the Rotary Trial didn’t disappoint us.
My friend has developed a recent interest in mushrooms and despite some colour in the canopy,
we looked down as we walked the trail. The forest floor on either side of the path had much to see
and we walked carefully through the undergrowth to photograph the fungi.
Neither of us could identify the mushrooms
nor say which were edible.
We didn’t want to eat them anyway, just admire and photograph them and there were lots to see.
Many were spread out in the detritus
though most of this years leaves had yet to fall by early October.
Some were attached to fallen trees decomposing on the forest floor.
These small plants with black berries were spread around the forest floor as well.
They stood out with the red centres around the black berries.
Before long we headed back to the hospital for the therapy and later I drove my friend home.
We look forward to another excursion tomorrow.