Strangest mushrooms I've ever seen. and they keep dying off and regrowing
Been trying to get this shot all summer, I love the look of this, all those leaves cascading over one another...
My new kitchen counter (window frame to come) with two lovely wide shallow drawers, and the perfect place for bread making Underneath the counter is the woodbox area I've always wanted, handy to the stove, out of the way of everything. I even have it on rollers, so I can pull it out without doing serious damage to the rug or me...
Charlie the guard cat. He seems to have chosen his role as Guard, he will sit on the front step or the back step for hours, sweeping the field like a fuzzy little beacon, baack and forth...
And this, if you look closely, is a perfectly formed apple that has been placed on the chinese chestnut branch, ever-so-carefully, waiting for whomever placed it there. We checked the next day and it was gone. The apple tree this came from is about 50 yards away.
I was planning on a major grape harvest this year, since the stuff I picked last fall turned out so well as jelly. All summer I've been admiring the bounty, waiting for them to ripen. Right.
Tonight I went out to murmur words of encouragement at them, and found most of them (and there were a LOT) gone. Not fallen to the ground, just--gone.
I know grapes are one of nature's foods, and a lot of critters eat them. But the biggest eater I can think of is my favorite rodent, The Pear Eating Squirrel. That little grey (insert expletive of your choice) squirrel has been systematically stripping My Grapes, and I am left with several sad bunches of green ones.
Not sure what to do, short of teaching my cat to hunt squirrels--and judging from the lack of interest on his face, I don't think that's gonna happen.