Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Our local newscast sometimes runs pieces from the network to fill out the broadcast and it is often amusing when the camera cuts back to the anchors and they are speechless at some segment with absolutely no relevance to life in Northern New England.
This morning during the 5:30 a.m. half hour, they ran a segment from some other part of the country on the risks of overwatering your lawn--this is not something that we have to worry about--especially not this summer. The last I heard we have had 10 inches of rain in August on this the 12th day of the month. Apparently, one of the signs that you have over-watered your lawn is a crop of mushrooms--Check!
These are so pretty with their frilly edging. I can't find them in my Audubon pocket guide--does anyone know what they are called?
Mushrooms fascinate me--I am drawn to the way they draw their life from the death of other organisms--their existence is such a useful cog in the wheel of life.