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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Trilliums and Earthballs

I went for a long bike ride yesterday.  In my younger days, I would just ride as hard as I can to train for racing.  As I have gotten older and stopped racing, I find myself looking off to the woods and the streams.

Yesterday I came across tons of trilliums ("... billiums of trilliums ...") growing in the shady roadsides under the trees.  Trilliums are some of my favorites.  I jumped off my bike and took a few photos.




Just down the road I saw a strange sight.  I got off my bike to investigate.  Looks like I came across some earthball mushrooms (genus Scleroderma).  They are poisonous, unlike the larger puffball mushrooms which I blogged about before.






Always  take the time to look around.  You ever know what you will find.


Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

Carole said...

I am so impressed with your photography! Are these pictures from your phone? If so, nice phone!

I look forward to your next blog installment!

love sis!