Monthly Archives: November 2009

“Adventure in Happy Valley meeting the Pixies”

Today Teena and I went on an adventure in what’s called “Happy Valley in Northumberland England.

Before the long hike

Before the long hike

We took a break here on this fence post to plan our hike.

Ted and Teena find a parasol

Ted and Teena find a parasol

We found this really tall mushroom that was great to stand under to get out of the sun. We were careful as always not to touch it in case it was poisonous!

We met some pixies sitting at a mushroom table

We met some pixies sitting at a mushroom table

We came upon two little pixies at the edge of the woods who were sitting at a huge mushroom table. They invited us to sit down with them; they were really friendly. They had a bit of wool fluff from the sheep in the field on the mushroom.

The pixie had a magic wand

The pixie had a magic wand

The pink pixie had a magic wand that looked to us like an ordinary dandelion stem.

The piink pixie turned the wool into a flower

The pink pixie turned the wool into a flower

Well it was after she waved it and the wool turned into a pretty flower that we believed she did have magic powers. The flower was for us to eat like a yummy salad.

Ted makes everyone laugh

Ted makes everyone laugh

I found a peice of wool laying nearby and put it on my head to make everyone laugh, I wanted it to look like hair.

Teena and the pink pixie became friends

Teena and the pink pixie became friends

Teena and the pink pixie became friends and talked about what things they both liked. They decided they would try to get together to play sometimes.

On the way home

On the way home

We were both tired out after all that excitement and walking, but our artist friend Mary McAndrew gave us a lift home in her field bag of sketching supplies.

This is your friendly little bear in the field, Tedd Teeny.

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“Fabulous Fungal Jungle Foray”

Today Tedd and I went out into the great huge area called “The Lawn”. We are in England and found that the lawns here are just like the ones at home, if they don’t get cut they become like a jungle! It had long green blades of grass and clover leaves and other plants so huge to us, they loomed over our heads.

Ted finds a Shaggy Ink Cap Mushroom

Ted finds a Shaggy Ink Cap Mushroom

Tedd came upon this really exciting find, two Shaggy Ink Cap Mushrooms standing tall in the jungle of grass. We studied them carefully but didn’t touch, as you never know if they may be poisonous. We did some sketches then looked them up in a field guide when we got home.

Teena comes to see the mushroom

Teena comes to see the mushroom

We told our artist friend Mary McAndrew about them and she decided to do a little watercolor sketch of them, check it out on her blog here.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the huge mushroom discovery with us!

from your reporter in the field, Teena Teeny.