Love those maples!

Love those maples!
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Puffball mushrooms: Diary 11/16/15

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.
I think it maybe a larger puffball called "poisonous pigskin" which does not sound good for those of us looking for a gourmet mushroom to eat!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Diary 11/10/15

The sun peaked out from the clouds this afternoon. The fog had hung on all morning. When the sky did clear, the brightness hit the trees making them light up like Christmas lights.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Diary 11/9/15

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.
Watch out! Thanksgiving is just around the corner...

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Diary 11/8/15

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
in a puddle. I love the fall!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Diary 11/4/15

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~

Friday, October 30, 2015

Diary 10/30/15

The dahlias, zinnias, and petunias put on a final show of color as they wait for the first freeze to arrive. The shorter days and cooler temperatures make life easier and so they put on some of their best blooms~

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Diary 10/24/15

Red skies at night, sailor's delight~ Must be sailors that know how much we need some rain because the skies are supposed to gift us some today and tomorrow.