Usually there are some edible puffballs that emerge this time of year. They are easy to identify, and don't seem to be as prone to freeze damage as some mushrooms. I like the smaller ones. They smell like Parmesan cheese. An edible puffball can be identified by cutting it in half. If it is white inside it is purported to be edible. If it is gray or brown, not so much. I did not pick this one, so I don't know.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
It took me three hours to clean my refrigerator! I know that isn't anything interesting about gardening, but it is a fact of life that once in awhile you HAVE to tackle cleaning an appliance! Meanwhile these turkeys were strutting their stuff out by the garden.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
This will not be the most beautiful fall display. As late as it is and as dry as it has been, it does not point to the best colors on the trees. I will say that with the changes in the climate , if you will, and the changes in our local ecology, I am pleased that rain is finally here. With that, the leaves will fall, and there will be a reprieve from the eternal summer we have had. I took this picture at a place in the woods by us that there are viney maple trees that always have great colors, this year included. If you look with squinty eyes, it almost looks like I am photographing a reflection
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Our neighbors lent us their lawnmower. Actually she escaped and has been trimming the grass that is just emerging after the rains. After being around all day, she was invisible when the owner came to call for her and lead her home. "Dixie" will no doubt be on the lawn come daylight~