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A walk in the woods on a Midwestern Early Spring Day





































































Peace,

Wander

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turtles_path
Apr. 23rd, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
BEeeeeeeautiful! :)

Thanks, I needed that!

Now I'm even more inspired to bring my camera with on my next training walk through the woods. I've resisted the urge cause I gotta sneaking suspicion that stopping to take pics along the way might hamper my momentum a tad. ;) 10 days!
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
You are awesome!

W
muse
Apr. 23rd, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
These are awesome. I especially loved the first one.

Question? How did you fill out your taxes to have them take out less? I am trying to figure that out. I want them to take out ten percent, rather than the twenty-three percent of my income they are removing. Then, I'll set up an account and put the thirteen percent into it, not touch it, and come tax-time pay a lot less and accrue interest on my money. There's no sense giving the government an interest free loan.

Any help would be welcome.
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Claim more exemptions than you are supposed to. A lot of people claim none at all, that way they get a big refund. Some people claim 1 for themselves. I claim 2 as if I were a full time student which I've not been in years. Just fill out your W4 that way. I've actually thought about having my work only take out for Medicare and SS and no State or Federal taxes and do what you are proposing. That's pretty much what happens if you are self employed.

W
virga_flame
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
Just be aware that the federal government can and will force you to pay a penalty if you don't pay enough into their protection racket throughout the course of the year.
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
They do tend to get a little edgy about that. I'd think there would be some way of hiring an accountant to handle all that for you and keep it off their radar.

W
piscesdreams
Apr. 24th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Wonderful photos! I love the frog. It is great to see that you are having fun with your camera!
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
Dude, the camera never leaves my side except when I sleep. Most of these were taken with my old point and shoot digital because I didn't want to take a chance on falling and screwing up my Nikon. I fell flat on my face literally when I first saw the tree with all the shrooms on it. I was looking at the tree and not paying attention to a root sticking up and down I went.

W
piscesdreams
Apr. 24th, 2008 07:06 am (UTC)
You have got to be more careful! I recall a couple of years ago where a stump crumbled from under you! You did get a nice LJ avatar out of it though!
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
The woods for me are like a candy store for a kid. Unless I'm hunting morels, I'm never looking down.

W
blurofego
Apr. 24th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
sigh
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
This is all on my farm. One reason I find it hard to leave it for good. You should come visit sometime. It's the beginning of Morel mushroom season this weekend.

W
blurofego
Apr. 24th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
I wouldn't want to leave either.
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
That's why I satisfy my wanderlust by traveling different places on my vacations.

W
brotherskeeper1
Apr. 24th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the walk in the woods. It looks like late Autumn but that's okay with me. Great post!
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
Well, you know, all that snow preserves things pretty well through the winter. This week will be more green.

W
vainpoppy
Apr. 24th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
i want to live in that tree! (#14) this would be my ideal backyard.
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
These are the woods behind my farm fields. Magical place. Full of those faerie trees and the faeries to go along with them. You are welcome to come visit.

W
vainpoppy
Apr. 25th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
i just might!
virga_flame
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you. And you know, I've always rather liked the various forms of shelf fungi. Not sure what it is about them, but they're way cool.
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
I really like them too because unlike the other fungi they can be much more colorful. I found some Sulfur Shelf mushrooms on the other side of the farm last year. Brilliant reds and oranges. I've not seen any hen of the woods down this far yet.

W
ryl
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Nice pictures! What's the three-leaved plant in the second picture? I love its leaves.
wander
Apr. 24th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
I'll have to find out the scientific name. But it comes up with a crimson bud on top of a dark stalk and the leaves wrapped tightly around. because of this it has earned the name "Dog pecker" and is one of the first signs of the approaching edible mushroom season. May apples are another. That is the plant in the 17th photo. If you have those and the lilacs are blooming, start looking for morels. Jake the Dog was the best morel hunter I ever saw.

W
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