petals, fronds, and mushrooms

We’ve had a deliciously rainy season, and after a couple summers of extreme heat and drought, I’m hoping this summer will be one with continued regular showers, alternating with sunshine. Some recent days look as though they’ve been sent with love from the Pacific Northwest. I tried to capture this morning’s blanket of fog…IMG_6157 IMG_6158 the dewdrops…IMG_6163abundant wild flowering…IMG_6159 the lacework of spiders…IMG_6162 lush growth on the creek banks…IMG_6166 IMG_6167 IMG_6161our neighbor’s flourishing peppermint and the fern-type plants that are popping up everywhere in this weather…
IMG_6170and strange mushrooms galore…IMG_6169 IMG_6184 IMG_6176I’ve been filling jars in the house with the pretty lilac-pink blooms, and a few leaves of the neighbor’s mint that are growing our direction are making delightful additions to the occasional cocktail, but I’m not so sure if I have a use for these mushrooms. When the young naturalist is home from camp today, I don’t think I’ll have to do much coaxing to have her investigate!

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