The sun peeked out yesterday after a week of very wet weather.
In the meantime, things have been growing. Leaves have started to fall. Overall, the yard has gotten wilder.
Mushrooms – white ones, brown ones, shelf-like fungi on the sides of tree stumps – are everywhere. I wish I had taken a mycology class at some point. I’d love to know what this beauty – which I first mistook for a large, rotting apple full of worms – is called.
I also met this elegant predator lurking near the raised garden beds as I sowed some collard seeds for the fall. The sycamore leaf made a good vantage point for her, but she may not realize her camouflage works better in the grass. It’s been such a buggy year, I’m sure she’s not going hungry out there!