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.