Monday, September 27, 2010

There’s A Fungus Among Us

Since the heavy rainfalls we got with Tropical Storm Hermine, we have had muggy weather with fungi popping up everywhere.

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This fungus was on the Granddaddy Live Oak that is host to many life forms

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And these are growing like dandelions in the grass.

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I often say, our summers are like winter is to those living further north.

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I often feel I am hibernating all summer waiting for cooler weather to come alive and go outside again.

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I think Mother Nature is of the same mind.

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Not only are Toadstools popping out…

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The Redbuds are blooming.

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As are the Crabapple trees! Is it Spring already? Did I sleep all winter, to awaken in Spring? I shudder to think that is so! That would mean having to survive another summer without the restorative nature of Fall and Winter. I think we have confused trees.

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We had our first cool front of the season blow in this weekend Sunday. But first we celebrated Loudon’s third birthday a little early.

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His momma was afraid she would not be able to juggle having a baby and giving Loudon the birthday celebration he deserved, so the party came early this year.

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Loudon didn’t care. It’s all about the cake and piñata when you are 3.


Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Love the fungi pics, always interesting, looks like a fun party!

RBell said...

Goodness - the redbuds are blooming?! That's a nice end of summer present.

Susie said...

Looks like the adults were having as much fun as the kids.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hello IGW, I thought the fungi were interesting too--so intricate--the first pic looked like a rose, I thought.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Welcome RBell! Very strange having the Redbuds and Crabapples blooming in September. It is a lovely present indeed! Thanks for stopping by.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Susie, I think having kids is just an excuse to have birthday parties. ;-) We did have a lot of fun.

Cheryl said...

Hi Jenny......fungi is always fun. I am always amazed by the colours and shapes, also the way they just appear.

Lovely to see all the family together. Three is such a delightful age......

Joseph said...

I love redbuds, so enjoy the wonderful treat from Mother Nature!

Shouldn't it always be about cakes and pinatas?? The cake looked adorable. So he like superheros? How cute! Back in the day I wanted to be Superman when I grew up. :P I guess I still strive to be ... minus the cape, "S" suit and fighting villains and all! Ahh, life is so much simpler when you're 3 ... :)

Marie said...

Happy Birthday Loudon!

Your picture of fungi are great. We are due for 5 to 7 inches of rain tonight and tomorrow in eastern PA. If we don't wash away, we may have some fungi growing around here.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Cheryl, Have you rested up from your travels yet? I love fungi too. So many interesting shapes and colors--like snowflakes, each one different. The birthday party was fun--and not a moment too soon! Daughter had newest grandson, Gibson three days later.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Joseph! Loudon is very much into superheros. He loves to wear his cape and he cracks us up when he says, "Hummmmmm, this looks like a job for Superman."

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marie, I hope you got some rain and your own array of fungi.

Gail said...

Mother Nature must be very confused! What a year it's been! The birthday party photos brought up sweet memories of when my son was little~Back when Superman and other heros ruled! gail

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Gail, I have been having flashbacks of when my own son was Loudon's age and ran around with a dishtowel attached to his shirt for a cape. They don't make Superman cake pans anymore--in fact, it is hard to find much that is Superman related. Everything is Batman and Iron Man right now--generated by Hollywood and the latest movies. Thank goodness for Ebay!

MARIA said...

Hi Morning Glories
my favorite blogging flower!

Happy Birthday to Loudon!
He is cuuute boy!

Lovely family party and your photos reminded also
about beauty of Nature.

Greetings and blessings to you and your Family!

Wendy said...

Three years already!! Happy Birthday, Loudon! Looks like he had a nice party. When is the baby due? Soon, I'd think.

Love your fungus pics. Nature gives us so many gifts.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Happy birthday, Loudon!

I took some closer photos of the helenium this evening, and will get them posted in the next couple days.

ShySongbird said...

Lots of fungi here too, Autumn is upon us already! After a very short Summer it seems far too soon for us :(

A very Happy Birthday to Loudon and many congratulations to all on the arrival of Gibson!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...


It is so good to hear from others that love morning glories as much as I do!

Thank you for the birthday wishes for Loudon. We all had a very good time.

We are enjoying our beautiful Fall weather right now. This is the time of year when it is a joy to be outside in the garden.

Greetings and blessings to you too!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Wendy,

Loudon had a very nice birthday but probably a bit overwhelming.

The baby is here! He came two weeks early--three days after Loudon's party. Little Gibson is the spitting image of his brother when he was newborn. I am hopeful I can get some pictures over the weekend of him to post. I am usually so busy holding him, or playing with Loudon so that he won't feel ignored, that I don't think to get the camera out.

Hugs to you too!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Corner Garden Sue,

Thank you for taking more pictures of the helenium. That is very sweet of you. I look forward to seeing them.

Loudon did have a very happy birthday--thank you. He enjoyed his party to the fullest.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Shy Songbird,

Autumn is here too! We are having record cool temperatures, but it is not going to last much longer. We will start a warming trend now, with no rain in the forecast. Even so, the weather is wonderful, and it is again a joy to get out in the garden. I have much work to do before the Holidays take me away from working outside.

Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes for Loudon, and well wishes for Gibson. We are all quite besides ourselves with joy over his safe (and early) arrival.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I don't know why I didn't comment on the fungus. I noticed them more this time. As I was looking, I couldn't remember if I'd left a comment. I am pretty scatterbrained. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that before. LOL

I came here to tell you I got the closer photos of the hellenium posted. I hope things are going well for you all and that new little one.