I think it’s pretty incredible how trees use vast networks of fungi across the forests to communicate. Thin filaments of hyphae fungi transmitting communications across miles and miles of forest floor, nature is rather amazing in the complex ways it works. Spending my afternoon lunch break wandering the forests and contemplating the complexity of these beautiful mushrooms that look look like they belong in a fairy world.
So many pumpkins! So much Autumn! Have settled down in a small forest home for the month of October, about an hour away from Victoria and surrounded by gorgeous forest, starry quiet nights, and abundant wildlife. Such a beautiful spot to stop and watch autumn creep into Canada. Focusing on early nights, preparing for my exam finals next month, working, home cooking, and getting out for lots of walks around the lake.
My 2 months nestled into Victoria City is already over halfway through. I took a little time to settle down into a quieter life, one that involves a broken hand in a plaster-cast (and introduction to the Canadian healthcare system), more wandering the summertime leafy street (with less bicycling than I’d hoped) and a lot more studying than I’m used to in my normal day to day. This city is magnificent. I frequently encounter young deer in my front yard, squirrels out my window and otters in the harbour. It has, so far, been delightful. September will bring a trip to Vancouver, then onto Florida & Colorado, followed by a return to this lovely island to explore the wilder, less-citylike parts.