Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Up Close & Personal

This little neon orange oddity almost looks like it belongs growing on a coral reef in the tropics, but is in fact some kind of weird mushroom. A few days after taking this picture, I noticed mushrooms very similar to this one being sold at Whole Foods. I've never understood the difference between edible and poisonous mushrooms so I'll just let it live out its short life in peace.

This rhubarb leaf (Rheum rhabarbarum) doesn't seem to give any reckoning the impending winter's fury as it slowly stretches out of the ground. It's a good time to avoid slugs I guess.

Another plant that seems to be going through some "seasonal confusion" is this hellebore (Helleborus lividus). It has been blooming since August. Proof that humans are not the only ones befuddled by the climate around here.

One of the last raspberries of the season. Sigh. (btw, it was delicious)

On the other hand, these Brussels sprouts are on their way to perfection! Hoping for a mild winter...(as usual)...

Finally, some naturalized Cyclamen coum seedlings.