I'm trying hard to do better with the blog after a long, long hiatus. It's fun to share some of the pictures I've been taking. I hope you enjoy seeing them, too.
The cold weather of January and February took a toll on the grapes this year. There is not nearly as much fruit as last year, but we walk past a couple vineyards nearly every day and it's fun to watch them ripen.
This mockingbird wanted to help with the harvest.
Clumps of scarlet tipped cladonia nestle among mosses on logs and forest duff. I've always thought they were pretty.
The shaggy mane or coprinus comatus has been one of my favorite mushrooms since childhood. Sauteed up in a little butter and mixed with a batch of scrambled eggs in the morning, they make a superb breakfast.
The last little tea roses of the year are just slightly frost burned, but still brave and beautiful.