Let´s make it a tradition to start with a picture of a pretty grown-in path, because, well, pretty. And yes, this is another one of these "we went on a walk and I took pictures" posts. You see, we are doing a leash training with Ludwig which means many walks as a family... thus the repetition. But lets face it, my blog is repetitive anyway. Case in point, I am working on another garden post - about how I planned and first planted the walled garden. Is there anything in particular you want to know? Just leave a comment.
Anyway, the woods! I love them. The woods surrounding our village are all private land... many of our neighbors still own long acres of timberland. In fact the part you see in these pictures used to belong to our house but the previous owner sold it all. Sob. We dream of buying some of it back one day.
It´s mushroom season. We came across three people today with large baskets full of the stuff. It´s funny how the locals don´t care about their fruit crop but go crazy for the mushrooms. I wish we weren´t so helpless at collecting mushrooms. We don´t know where to look and if we happen to come across a mushroom we have no clue whether it´s edible. For all I know, the one above is deadly, right? Don´t answer that.
This is the pond in the woods where I go swimming all the time. I am usually all alone because there are only two other people in the village who dare to do so. The majority thinks it´s scary. Wimps, all of them.
The lake comes with a small cabin that dates from a time where this place was more popular with the locals. The cabin is maybe a little gross inside but very photogenic outside.
In other news, it turns out that stinging nettles make quite a nice border. I won´t try that in my garden though.
Also, the elderberries are ripe. I meant to make jam today but didn´t get around to do it. Let´s hope they aren´t done by next weekend. Happy (almost) September!