Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Sunday Yardening

Today is warm and cloudy.  I went outside to remove a mushroom.

I also took some pictures.  My pink gladiolus is still blooming and a scarlet one is budding.  :D  Something else under them is putting out white, bell-shaped flowers.

When I got to the end of the south lot, I startled a deer in the road. <3  It galloped away, white flag flying, and then bounded.  It stayed on the margin for a long time, until it got down to the cornfield.

As I was walking past the white garden, I smelled an unfamiliar fetid odor.  Having seen stinkhorns recently in Champaign, I thought of them.  When I checked the nearest mulch pile, there they were, skinny red fungi that look like doggy dicks.  <3 my detritus food web.

In the prairie garden, the cup plants are still blooming like mad.  Blackberry lilies are done.  Hardly any action from coneflowers this year.  :(  Zinnias are going nuts, though.  Monarch butterflies are everywhere, some of them mating.  That made me think to check the milkweed and I found a caterpillar.  \o/
Tags: gardening, illinois, nature, personal, wildlife
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