Monthly Archives: September 2019

Still Alive

This morning I couldn’t resist plucking the Shaggy Parasol from under a cedar in the woods. It’s a treasure to have such a delicacy pop up on this property. Around it are a number of smaller ones, which should be … Continue reading

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One of the Best! Or Not

I’ve gone from cover to cover in my copy of David Arora’s “All That the Rain Promises and More – a hip pocket guide to western mushrooms” and this substantial mushroom I found in the woods is either a Parasol … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Know May Kill You

This may never happen again, an apple tree with red ripe apples and blossoms at the same time. This will happen again and again, red maple leaves at the start of fall. The fall rains have set off the mushrooms. … Continue reading

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Change Is Coming

There is just a hint of fall in the Japanese maple leaves along the bridge in the woods. The blue skies of summer are a fading memory. There are more rainy days than not. Today we slip into the dark … Continue reading

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Learning to Share

I love the blue of the sky this time of year. The billowing clouds make you think you’re driving through a Dutch Masterpiece from the 17th century. I went out to gather the last of the grapes only to discover … Continue reading

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Barefoot Gardening

The clouds and rain come nearly every day now. The rain held off for yesterday’s farmers market. When I checked the forecast for next week’s Saturday market, it showed rain all week except Wednesday, and rain on into the following … Continue reading

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No Remorse

Friday, September 6, was our last day of summer. In many places summer dawdles on with no clarity as to when its last day was. Not here. As the temperature soared on Friday, there was no doubt that once the … Continue reading

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