After packing the bicycle panniers for a seven day ride, I drive Aki out to North Douglas Island for a walk through the old growth forest. We are still rich in warm sunshine. It’s the middle of the day so open areas like beaches and meadows have all detail washed away by bright light. Not so in the forest where sun penetrates to illuminate hidden spider webs in sparkling light, turns the thorny devil club leaves into translucent green plates.
Warmth weather following a few wet days had triggered an eruption of fungus growth in the forest. My favorite are the orange waves of Chicken of the Woods (Polyporus) that just formed on broken tree fragments. Aki peed on this one, which is acceptable only if seen as a mark of respect. I never sure with dogs.