Identify the following natural mystery. (Photographed in Biddeford, ME on August 23, 2014.)
I’ll reveal the answer on Monday. For now, leave your guess in the comments below.
Yesterday’s New Moon marked the start of my Digital Detox Moon Challenge. Here are my self-imposed rules for the challenge:
Days one through five: No e-mail checking, website editing, or internet surfing. In fact, no at-home computer use. I rarely watch television, use a cell phone, or listen to the radio, but I’ll be sure to abstain from these activities, too.
Day six until New Moon: Rather than using the computer in multiple small doses throughout the day, I’ll check e-mail and update my website in “batches.” I’ll likely limit computer time to no more than one hour in the morning and a half hour in the early evening.
Have you ever digitally detoxified?
Note: My next post is written and scheduled for Friday.
This summer I had the good fortune of gathering Black Trumpets (Craterellus cornucopioides) in the company of several fungi-loving friends. One of my friends, who had been scouting several forested spots for weeks, led our group directly to several lush patches, where we were able to quickly fill our foraging baskets with these fragrant fungi. Black Trumpets are easy to recognize but can be difficult to find as their color often blends well with leaf litter on the forest floor, so hunting with an experienced “Trumpeter” can be very helpful. Continue reading