Of Golden Hour Wanders and Felt Art

For day 111 of 365 Days Wild I decided to wander down to the pond for the evening’s golden hour. The sun was not far above the horizon when I arrived and was bursting through the trees of the little woodland, creating beautiful sunbeams over the water.

After failing to take any decent pictures of them in the hedgerows on day 110, I also spent some time sitting with the rosehips that can be found beside the water. It seems like only yesterday that I sat in the same spot photographing the wild roses in flower. This summer has gone by so quickly!

The highlight of my outing was definitely spotting the first of this year’s Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) toadstools. This toxic but iconic fungi has always been a favourite of mine and is a delight to spot. It’s the classic toadstool that you might expect to find a pixie making a home in. I’m currently planning my next felt and embroidery project, and I’m thinking that Amanita might have to be the subject.

On the theme of felt projects, once I arrived home from my nature walk I decided to spend a while finally finishing another bluebell picture. I actually began this one before the more complex design that I completed on day 108. It’s main purpose was for me to work out exactly how I was going to create the bluebells, and I left it with the flowers complete but lacking stems and leaves. It didn’t take all that much more work to finish it off.

That’s all for today? Have you been doing any nature inspired activities recently. Why not leave a comment below? I’d love to hear from you.


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