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~ we frequently celebrate midsummer at the local camping grounds, where a small group of us honour the sun god with music, traditional foods and bonfires; every year, we search the grounds for faery rings, circles of small mushrooms growing through the grasses, and for other types of toadstools ~

through the years, we have found one such faery ring, tucked away among the grasses, behind a tree, its branches overhanging as a gateway through the realms


we have also found myriad other toadstools

… such as this mushroom cup growing from the tree bark, with two leaves forming a circle of death and rebirth


as well as solitaire mushrooms hidden in the leaves

… those clustered at the sides of trails

… or emerging from tree bark