Saturday, August 10, 2013

Enjoying the Peach

After a heavy rain that goes on for days and days, all sorts of changes in the natural world begin to manifest. Creatures come out to play that have remained hidden.

That's how I cam across the red velvet ant.

That's also how I came to meet the seventy year old box turtle. 

It is how a little butterfly cam to land on my finger.

Due to the excess of moisture, bizarre mushrooms have popped up overnight in our lawn, and they look like something from out of a story book.

We are not going to eat these mushrooms, because a search of the Missouri conservation site does not have them listed as either poisonous or non-poisonous.They are not listed at all. A friend says this is because these mushrooms don't normally grow here. They belong in the northwest.

But the fruit on the trees continues to ripen and fall to the ground, and we are definitely eating that. We all love peaches, and we enjoy getting them a the peak of their ripeness.

It is always a pleasure to watch Bow savor a ripe peach.


  1. I adore fresh peaches. Enjoyed this so much and love Bow savoring his peach. ~ Audrey

    1. Thanks, Audrey. We have so many peaches right now that it's too bad you can't come by and pick a few for yourself.

  2. The mushrooms are large. I get mushrooms when I accidentally over water a planter, so I guess the same can happen with an abundant summer rainstorm. But does that usually happen there?

    1. I have never seen mushrooms like these in the twelve years that I have lived here. There have been a lot of changes in the weather, and nothing is the same this year as any other year.