It was 57 degrees F this morning at 7:15, the sky with some wide but thin, scattered clouds.
Again got a little pre-dawn yoga practice in. Felt a little sad to still be inside while a bit of fiery sunrise was visible through a window, but the practice was good and soon was heading on Rhododendron to Meadowbrook park.
Also got some apple photos at “my” tree. It’s borne a good crop this year, good-sized apples, too.
I picked up a couple from the street from which to cut away the bad parts and have a few bites of heavenly fresh apple.
Passing the grove of spruce trees a little farther south on Race Street, did a quick check for mushrooms–it’s a place where I’ve seen them before. And there they were today, oh, yeah!
At first I thought there was garbage under the trees, but it was mushrooms, a whole lot of them, hundreds,
more mushrooms growing in one place than I’ve ever seen in my life! And they were not just plain grey or even white ones but the very graphically attractive kind! There were a few mature individuals with open caps and gills showing,
It was a little other-worldly: like preparation for a massive fairy convention, or a mini-alien invasion. Who could have known they would all appear, like mushrooms do, seemingly out of nowhere, in no time? I felt priveliged to be present for this wonder. It served as a prefect transition from the inward experience of yoga to the outward one of observing nature.
Then headed on to Meadowbrook.
Rode directly to the Marker statue and found, first the spider in its web in front of a bunch of bottle gentian blooms,
and then then lots more blooming gentians close by!
Looked like it would be a good bottle gentian year!
Since only last Sunday there has been a lot of fall color appearing around town! Saw, for example, fall-colored poison ivy on a fence along Windsor road, which (Windsor Road, that is) was in the process of being repaired.