Found this growing in my garden this morning. No shrinking violet, it measures more than three inches across.
Fungi have always made me think of the Beatrix Potter tales. Can't you just imagine some of her little critter creations taking shelter under the canopy of this great umbrella?
Did you know that before Beatrix Potter wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit, she was a mycologist--a person who studies fungi? She illustrated her scientific findings in hundreds of drawings and watercolors, which are now on exhibit in the Armitt Museum in Ambleside, England.
To add to the magic of this unusually warm month of May, THE FIREFLIES HAVE ARRIVED!
For the past two nights, several of them have danced in the darkness, putting on a nice glow show along the edge of the woods in our back yard.
Oh, how I love the magic of firefly nights.
Make it a great day!