It was 6:30 am and 73 degrees as I made my way under a cloudy, foggy sky from a quick stop at Starbuck’s (for the mood-enhancing effects of coffee and writing on this blog) to the pool at Crystal Lake. It wasn’t a planned cycling trip, but saw something I wanted to report.
Decided to avoid the traffic of University Avenue and rode on the sidewalk, next to which was a nice municipal planting of semi-native plants. I say semi-native because along with the mostly bloomed-out Liatris there were white flowers I didn’t recognize, purple coneflowers in odd, dark colors. The first feature that caught my eye was the mushroom, pale beige with a scalloped edge.
They didn’t look quite the same as the ones I saw at Meadowbrook and the Japan garden pond.
They were a slighty less intense shade of red, and the flowers were of a slightly different shape.
Another curiosity of the place was what looked like fungus on a Liatris flower/seed head that resembled a frozen waterfall.
Liked being drawn in to and sharing this unplanned observation of surprise wonders of gardening, if not exactly of nature. You never know what might be right next to you to see till you stop and look!