With the rain we've been getting, the mushrooms are starting to pop. (click on the photos to see these closer) I haven't noticed any edibles, but I was super excited to spot this stinkhorn in my garden. It will emit a stinky slime that encourages flies and other insects to land on it. When they fly off, they carry the mushrooms spores with it, spreading them in the process. Sneaky little mushroom.
Awfully strange looking, isn't he?
The lilacs decided to give flowering another go, though rather half-heartedly as there are only a few of these tiny clusters of blooms. That's okay though, I love the smell of lilacs and am happy to have even one more sniff of them.
Beneath the tall grass and invading raspberry brambles there were some beautiful lilies.
My nasturtiums are trying to escape their fence. Probably because we keep eating their friends.
The yarrow has come up everywhere this year. It's such a useful and lovely little herb. It can be dried and used as a medicinal tea or mascerated when fresh and used as first aid, like a styptic.
Daisies. My favorite. I pulled these from the roadside a year or two ago and planted them in my yard.
I'm not a big fan of spiders but I thought this guy was pretty cool hiding in the leaves.
The bees have been busy.
Check out the pollen on that guy's legs.
Today looks to be pretty grey so I'm glad I got a chance to capture some of these colors this weekend.
Have a good week, everyone.