Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Toadstools, Moss and Dewdrops on a Nature Walk


It's been rather moist around here. Several inches of rain courtesy of Hurricane Ida. Several more from Tropical Depression Lee. And more from...of whichI don't know the origins..all in the span of one month! When we left for our vacation to Pennsylvania right after Ida, the grass around here was the typical summery crispy brown. Five days later we came home to Lee's rainfall and the grass was a verdant green! Everything is lush and beautiful again with a tinge of autumn. All of this moisture was bound to lead to the plethora of toadstools popping up. Imagine the surprise my kids and I had when we went for a walk the other night in our neighborhood. We've never seen toadstools like these before!

On the beautiful tree lined parkway that leads into our neighborhood were a mass of red toadstools over here...

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There's lots of moss growing too!

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A few steps further down the path, we found all these yellow toadstools...

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Over there were some interesting tannish toadstools...

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Then there were a bunch of these with interesting shapes!

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All of these were intermixed under the evergreen trees throughout our walk. With each step we wondered what we'd find next. Here and there we even found dewdrops puddled on spider webs for good measure. I love Virginia!

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