Hunting for Love by Lesley | Aug 20, 2014 | journey, materialsim, Sound, Surrender | 10 comments Not this mushroom. Not that mushroom. Not this. We come upon a spring mossy, trickling, draped violet blossoms and a clear pool. Nothing matters but this transcendent Beauty. Suddenly the desired mushroom— the Boletus— appears. 10 Comments Lori Goetz on August 21, 2014 at 9:05 am Oh man…I love this! Thanks Lesley! Reply Lesley on August 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm Thank you, Lori. I am so glad you do. 🙂 Reply Rudy on August 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm As always, your photos and your articulate and poetic expression are ever-present. I trust your discovery was deeply and lovingly satisfying. Reply Lesley on August 22, 2014 at 7:17 am You are so kind, Rudy, thank you. Yes, the whole experience in the woods that day was lovely. Reply Rudy on August 22, 2014 at 7:30 am Wait. Are you saying that all the mushrooms in this article are ones you discovered and photographed on the same day? That really was an astonishing hike! Reply Lesley on August 22, 2014 at 7:59 am Yes, Rudy, I did, and it’s so nice of you to say that. It was completely effortless. I just took a few shots with my iPhone while we hiked. It’s wonderful how life is more and more that way. Reply michael on August 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm Leslie, those are amazing photos, and with your phone? Was that an iPhone or an IAmphone??? What a magnificent hunt trip! Reply Lesley on August 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm Thank you, Michael. Definitely the IAmphone! And yes, it was a fabulous hunting trip. 🙂 Reply Michael D. Baggetta on September 1, 2014 at 8:17 am Lesley I really enjoyed this post, as I have recently been buying all different kinds of mushrooms every Saturday at a local farmers market held on River Street in Downtown Troy, NY. I am fascinated as it seems you are to, by the variety and beauty of all the different spices of mushrooms that grow around the world and also right in our own backyards. So many of them have incredible health benefits derived from ingesting them! I can imagine how beautiful your walk was that day, and how you were guided to find that desired spices called the Boletus mushroom! Your walks in New Mexico are truly contemplation’s in motion, as you stay centered in the present moment taking in all that Gods creation offers. I saw that you just liked a post I did on Facebook from Thich Nhat Hanh, where he said,”The miracle is not to walk on water , but to walk on the green Earth in the present moment,” and you are doing this everyday and then sharing with us through your beautiful photography and your written channelings of your adventures! Thank you Lesley, it is much appreciated! Reply Lesley on September 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm Michael, thank you for your kind words. It makes me smile to think of you mushroom hunting at the farmers’ market. I am happy to hear that my walks/hikes/rides and ski outings with the Beloved evoke the love that I feel while doing them. Isn’t that the great beauty of the Path, that we simply BE the Shabda and shine it out to the world. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.