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Soggy Walk

We set out for our afternoon walk. It had been a misty rain for a couple days. Once the rain stopped, we took off out the door like a kid itching to go out and play.
It was a rather soggy walk but a nice one.

In the mist of the rain, I could not help but notice the mushrooms that seemed to be growing around the sewer lines in a few yards. You always know where a neighbors sewer line runs because the grass is always greener and sometimes mushrooms grow.


I just had to stop and take a photo. 
This looked like a Smurf village from the cartoons I remember when I was young. A few years ago we had a cluster of mushrooms in our yard and I painted each one with clolorful polka dots. It was really cute looking until the Briggs and Stratton appeared.

The wet weather will also bring out the wetland creatures. Nick took a great photo of one.
Our little 3 year old nephew is learning the different animals so we showed him this photo and asked if he knew what it was. 
Without hesitation, he says,



Strawberry Season

Well, they say now is strawberry season.
Here is how it's going for me.


One ripe strawberry.

I bought a strawberry plant from Lowes back in the spring and planted it in a big pot in hopes to have some strawberries by Summer.


I have been watching it grow beautifully into a mature strawberry plant full of white flowers ready to give fruit. At times I could grab handfuls of tiny white berries waiting to ripen. 


I finally saw a ripe strawberry ready to pick. But it was short lived. As soon as I took some bragging pictures, it was gone.

I walked into the house to send my sister a picture of my lovely little strawberry.
As I was typing, I looked out the window to get another glimpse of my gardening trophy. But instead, I saw a squirrel holding it in both hands enjoying a sweet strawberry treat.
I left him alone. One strawberry is hardly enough to make a pie.  

So tell me, how do you keep the rascals from eating your plants? They did the same thing with my tomatoes!

I give up on farming.
I think I'll stick to making coffee.