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Mushrooms under the purple maple tree.

The need to make wise choices encompasses every area of our lives.  Since we have time for only a limited amount of stuff, we need to choose wisely what stuff we’re going to allow to take up that time.  Since we have only a limited amount of time to spend with friends or to engage in leisure activities, we need to choose our friends and our activities wisely.

~Elaine St. James

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It’s a good year for fungi

They say we’ll see the sun again tomorrow.  They also say this has been one of the rainiest years on record.  I’m not sure about the first statement, but I do think the second must be right.  What is normally our dry season is almost a monsoon season this year.

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Slowly evolving autumn

Reflections and leaves on the pond

This is such a beautiful time of year by the pond here at Breezy Acres.  Even dark, chilly, gray days like today can’t dampen the colors of autumn.

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Trust creates peace.

~ From a Yogi Tea bag tag

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236: Flourishing in the rain

Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom.

~ Thomas Carlyle

While some things are not doing so well in our supersaturated system caused by all the rain, others are flourishing.  The fungi are loving it.

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Blue sky, green grass, and white caps

This is one of those “done ahead of time” posts, scheduled to post on its own in case I’m unable to post while away.  I took these photos on Friday morning (the day before we left).  It had rained the night before and I went out to see what had popped up.

Q:  Why did the lichen hang out with the mushroom?

A:  Because he’s a fungi (fun guy)!

Go ahead and groan.  It’s almost as bad as my favorite elephant joke.

I saw on the news the other day that those of us in the U.S. are not car pooling like we used to.  The car pooling rate has dropped around 30 percent.  I think what makes it worse is that many Americans are driving around by themselves in those gas-hogging SUV’s and mini-vans.  The Daily Green lists one easy thing you can do to go green.  On Friday, August 6, the tip was to jump into the pool, the car pool.