My fellow blogger and friend Jodi over at LIFE IN BETWEEN, published a post titled Perspective which included a picture of a mushroom.

Here is my comment to her post –

Jodi, I have taken many walks recently at my new location. And yes, I have seen nature in a different perspective. Humm, I think I may have an idea for a post. Happy Wednesday!

Thank you Jodi for your perspective, here is my post –

There is no going to the gym lately, I do not always have the energy or want to be around other people and then there is the tube coming out of my back attached to a bag.  So the form of exercise presently is walking, some are short and others are longer.  When taking these walks my perspective is different, I see nature differently, I see greenery, trees, flowers, water and yes mushrooms.


Why do I see nature differently?  Is it because I am taking more time to see nature, to view it and to take it all in?  Is it because I have less responsibilities and more time to relax and enjoy life?  Or is it because I have cancer and my life is now lived differently with a future of unknowns.

I see mushrooms on my walks and as Jodi wrote in her post –


we need to look

at things

from a


perspective. indicates the following –

A mushroom (or toadstool) is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.

To Jodi and I, it is more than that.  It is perspective.

I see the mushrooms on my walks and I see a different perspective; I see it all differently than before.

32 thoughts on “mushrooms

  1. Oh Terry – what an honor to have inspired your blog post and a new perspective for you to cherish during this stage of your life. Enjoy those walks. Enjoy the new things you see along the way – or the old things with a new perspective! Keep on keepin on. Sending love and hugs from Mars! 🙂 ❤ xo

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  2. This is why I don’t go to the gym, Terry. You would miss the beauty berries which are wonderful this year, as are the fungi. No snakes or squirrels to gaze at. I rescued a turtle who very nearly got squashed trying to return to the pond – he didn’t seem very grateful!

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