Here’s a topic I haven’t talked about much on this blog: mushrooms. But then, the past few winters have been very dry so mushrooms haven’t been a common sight. This year, I have a feeling, will be very different. With another 1 inch of rain in the last 24 hours, we’re now up to a full 8 inches for the month of December alone— that’s more in a month than we received in all of 2013 (less than 6 inches).
Here’s what I just spotted in the succulent bed between our driveway and our neighbor’s:
I haven’t got the faintest idea what kind of fungus it is, but it’s quite pretty up close:
The mushrooms in our neighbor’s front yard are even more beautiful:
They look like might even be edible although I won’t volunteer!
Some critter has already decided to take a nibble:
Mushrooms aren’t the only thing sprouting after the recent rains: Weeds are positively exploding out of the ground.
Time to bring out the Roundup (glyphosate). Just kidding, a good old weeding knife is all it takes.