Road trip

A dwindling paper supply (for book covers) and some upcoming workshops sent me on a little road trip the other day. We are very fortunate to have a couple not too far away (about 100klms) who import papers direct from India.  They travel around the craft fairs and markets in their old school minibus and sell a selection of papers cut down to manageable size for those who enjoy scrap booking and also a treasure trove of braids, yarns, decorations and blingy bits.  Look them up at http://www.halcyonsteppe.com. After a very pleasant chat and comparatively  restrained selection of paper I set off home on a slightly different route and stopped off at Glen Mervyn Dam – a local ski spot that I have never visited before.  It was very peaceful yesterday and I had a mooch around the shoreline and a chat with a couple of ducks who were playing at the water’s edge.  The leaves and debris at the waterline struck me as being very similar to the colours and patterns on the eco printed paper from my last post.  On the way back to the car I nearly trod on this little treasure – a fungi that has long since given up its spores to the environment – loving the texture and colours.

debris at the shoreline - Glen Mervyn Dam

debris at the shoreline – Glen Mervyn Dam

Glen Mervyn Dam

Glen Mervyn Dam

fungi - I think this is what is commonly known as a puffball - that has expressed its spores leaving the weathered shell

fungi – I think this is what is commonly known as a puffball – that has expressed its spores leaving the weathered shell

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