Time for a nature walk, readers. What will we find on Green Girl's property today?
What's this? It's as big as Green Girl's head! (And that's saying something, folks.) Is it a dinosaur egg? No, it's a mushroom. There are all kinds of different fungi growing around here. Let's take a closer look...
Yep, that's one HUGE 'shroom. According to her field guide, this is a Puffball and it is edible.
This one looks like a donut or something. Green Girl assures you it's probably edible, but she's not willing to take her chances with wild mushrooms.
This looks like a classic fairytale mushroom--tall stem, wide top.
Green Girl loves these fringed tops.
The middle one looks almost like a blown-out umbrella. These might be the coveted Chanterelle Mushroom, but their stems look too skinny.
A bumblebee exploring in a stalk of goldenrod...
Another fun fact: the center flower of every Queen Anne's Lace is a deep maroon or burgundy. Their sharp aroma reminds Green Girl of carrots--the field guide says they're actually edible wild carrots.
Sunflowers! Which reminds Green Girl to see how the potager is doing.
Not bad for getting planted in mid-June. Like all gardeners, Green Girl is an optimist. Next year...next year's garden will be even better!