A sure sign that fall is coming to Cordova is the appearance of these earthy beings! As the salmonberries and blue berries are departing, the mushrooms begin taking their places! When they arrive in full force there will be a celebration that Cordovans call the Fungus Festival. I missed it last year, not realizing that it takes place out on the hiking trails where forestry service workers lead hikes while giving fun facts about fungi along the way! It’s an event that would make the Shire folk proud! Hmmmmm…..I think I’ll whisper an invitation into the wind for the trees to carry over the mountains! Perchance, some travelers from Hobbiton will show up!