A magical mushroom tour is exactly what we experienced hiking in Wisconsin this month. Who knew you could have so much fun in the land of cheese, right? Unfortunately, I'm going to have to disappoint you a little bit. All the magic was strictly visual. No Russian roulette games of ingesting highly posionous vs. just slightly toxic shrooms. And no "trippin" other than our weekend getaway. So now that I've spoiled all the fun let's get back to the journey. The first hike was taken on a deer trail. A well worn path around a hill and through the woods. The destination was our blackberry patch. And we were rewarded with a bumper crop. But since picking is literally a bloodsport, we left plenty for the bears. Since this is an art blog as well as photography, I threw in a little mushroom art as well. I hope you'll play along with me this week because I have more mushrooms than I could fit in one post. But if you're the sort of person that thinks mushrooms are mundane...not magical. I cut my tour short. Only five more to go.