Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sunday 26 October 2014. The Last of the Last Bottle Gentians

It was 46 degrees F at 7:30 this morning, the sky clear. Wanted to get out and ride among fall leaves to the north but knew this was probably my last chance this year to see the Meadowbrook Park bottle … Continue reading

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Saturday 25 October 2014. Fingerprint: Today’s Fall Color

At 7:45 (?!?) this morning it was 54 degrees F under clear skies. Got rather a late start (as a newly certified Iyengar yoga teacher :), really have to get that practice in!), so no Meadowbrook, and not even mushrooms! … Continue reading

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Monday 20 October 2014. Gradual Decline Decline. Or, How the Mushrooms Go Back to the Soil

At about 9 this morning, after being out of town for four days, went back to see what the population of Amanita muscaria mushrooms under the Race Street spruces looked like. There were still a few strikingly red-orange, youthful ones, … Continue reading

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Thursday 16 October 2014. Mushrooms Before a Break

Stopped ever so briefly this morning to check on the mushrooms (Amanita muscaria) before going out of town for a few days. Some definitely were on the way out. Some were at the peak of maturity, presumably dispersing the spores … Continue reading

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Tuesday 14 October 2014. Mushrooms and Gentians (Surprise) and Some Fall Color

At about 12:30 this afternoon it was 61 degrees F with a cloudy, like, clouds on clouds, with an occasional gap, sky. Just kind of bolted for Meadowbrook when the opportunity arose; wanted to see what the Marker statue bottle … Continue reading

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Monday 13 October 2014. The Continuing Story of the Mushroom Appearance

It was about 2:30 pm and 70 degrees F (warm again!) under mostly cloudy skies when I squeezed in a ride to see the Race Street fly agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria). Many were showing signs of age, Some had been … Continue reading

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Saturday 12 October 2014. Another Bottle Gentian Site!

This morning at 7 it was 43 degrees F under mostly cloudy skies. Am getting to like the later sunrise–leaves more time for yoga before the velo into the outside world. Had the express and limited intention this morning of … Continue reading

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Friday 11 October 2014. The Continuing Story of the Fly Ageric Mushrooms

At 8:15 this morning it was about 48 degrees F. Made another quick trip to the mushroom (Amanita muscaria) place on Race Street to follow the progress of the above-ground manifestation of this amazing organism. More of the fruiting bodies … Continue reading

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Wednesday 8 October 2014. Afternoon Mushrooms, Old and New

Had a little time this afternoon around 3 and went to visit the mushroom “kingdom” on Race Street. The sky was clear and the temperature was somewhere in the 60’s F. The older fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) mushrooms were starting … Continue reading

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Sunday 5 October 2014. Express (Pretty Much) to Brownfield Woods

This morning at 7, after yoga practice (starting to figure out this routine!) it was 39 degrees F and the sky mostly cloudy, with a gap to let a bit of sunrise through. It was plenty chilly, but was prepared: … Continue reading

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