So many magical things to be found in the damp midsummer forest these days. Lots of mushrooms and moss, and wild cyclamen with their delicate purple blossoms.
The dogs love splashing through creeks and cooling off their paws in muddy puddles.
Rafael is so patient on our walks. I pick blackberries for him from brambles that grow along the wooded path. He points out birds and gets very excited when someone comes towards us with a big dog (to which he says, 'Wuff!').
I've been on the look out for Amanita muscarias, those red toadstools with white flecks that you see so often in fairy tale books, but no luck yet. Maybe in September.
It's been a beautiful summer so far. Exhausting and hot....but beautiful.
Hope you all had a great weekend, thank you so much for your visit!