Two things before I get started…
- I was going to do this yesterday, but with the storm and flooding, it got postponed…
- I got to sleep in today, so everything is a little later than usual!! And by that, I mean EVERYTHING!! My cat stayed out all night last night, so I didn’t get up until 530am this morning. It is now nine o’clock and just now getting started on the blog. But that’s ok,right? Since it is a carefree saturday!
Why do cats do that anyway? (In all honesty, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen any other cat do that!!) Anyway…on to better things!
Fungi growing on a white azalea bush. I have to look into this and see why and how to take care of this.
While I was working on my “crooked maple tree”, I noticed mushrooms growing on the berm. So, of course, I had to take pictures!! (I will post about that tree at a later date, but here’s a picture of it when I was done.)
It didn’t take that long to clean around it! Of course, it helps that we have a battery powered saw that has different attachments. I used the saw and hedge trimmer for this particular project. Makes life so much easier…as long as you keep the batteries charged. (One battery will work for a few hours… we have two.)
Like I said in an earlier post, I will do one solely on mushrooms at a later date. I guess this is just a tease…
mushroom(s) growing on a stump…you might recognize this. It’s just an extreme close up of the same mushroom I’ve posted about before.
I don’t eat any of them because I don’t know exactly which ones are good and which ones are poisonous. I don’t think I want to be going around hallucinating either… LOL!
… AND FLOWERS…
This is under a huge (Siberian or Russian) elm tree and yes, there are bottles in the tree. I got the idea while we were up in upstate Pennsylvania camping one year. We went to Rock City in New York and they had this tree with bottles in it – all different colors and sizes and as high in the tree as one could safely go. Mine only hang from where I can reach it from the ground…maybe one day I will hang them higher, but for now, it works.
The peonies are starting to die off, but I can still get some good pictures if I crop them right.
I don’t know exactly what this is…some kind of wild flower, maybe? I’ll have to keep an eye on it and look in the wildflower book I’m borrowing from a friend.
Pink rose in a green depression glass
I’m calling this Nature’s Spit – but one website I just looked at (YouTube – Roger Griffith) states that this is cuckoo spit and is caused by the feeding of the light green nymph or Spittlebug stage of the brown froghopper insect. I will have to do more research on this… it does look like there’s a bug in there, so it could be.
Yellow sun drops in a green and white garden (Mint, day lilies, hostas)
Well, I could upload pictures all day long and just keep on talking…but I’ve got a pool to clean (it’s looking better by the way) and some gardens to tend to. Be sure to look for CareFree Saturdays 4 tomorrow. I do work in the morning, so I may not get to post it til the afternoon… but I will post it tomorrow.
So, until then, hope everyone’s Saturday is the best it can be!
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” – Eleonora Duse
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be distorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker