Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Flower-of-the-Hour, Hibiscus trionum

Hibiscus trionum, aka Bladder hibiscus, Modesty, Venice mallow. Grows as a weed in our yard but I don't see it in our neighbors' yards.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Birch seed

This birch seed was caught in a spiderweb. We have about 5 kinds of birches: Heritage river birch, paper birch, a couple of Japanese birches and an unknown one. I don't know which one produced this seed but I think it may be the paper birch because it was flowering heavily this spring.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Patch of small mushrooms

Tiny mushrooms. Some kind of Coprinus? Coprinus lagopus?

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


This is an early blooming hosta. None of the others have flowers much less buds, now.