While exploring what I find attractive about Cootes I thought about the simplicity of it; of being able to leave behind the busy, chaotic mess of my own schedule and just wander the trails available through Cootes. During warmer weather I would really enjoy disengaging myself by walking into Cootes and allowing the environment to really envelope me. The visuals and the soft silence is incredible peaceful.
Scooting through some old photographs I had of Cootes on my camera, from the odd time when I was walking through and I happened to have my camera on me, I found some curious photos of mushrooms that I had spotted. These mushrooms really got me thinking so I began doing some research on these little critters. I came across this article from another blog posting about Cootes Paradise and I really liked how the feelings I had about the mushrooms I found in Cootes were articulated.
The mushrooms really represent a versatility of nature or a ‘from nothing to something’ aspect that is really powerful and profound; I wish I had better words for it.
So instead I will leave the link I found and the photographs that got me thinking!