Saturday, July 07, 2018

ShroomTime

It's rainy here. Sometimes in summer, it gets hot and dry. But there are times, like now, it's hot and rainy. The sun comes out warm and by lunchtime, the heat chases everyone inside except those poor souls who have to venture out. Then the rain comes. 

This evening as we drove home from a Birmingham gig at a retirement village, we could see storm clouds to the west. Our house is west of Birmingham, so we called Jilda's brother to get a first-hand forecast here at our house. He said the sun was out, but he could hear thunder in the distance.

By the time we got home and unloaded our equipment, we started hearing fat drops of rain falling on the metal roof. Soon the bottom fell out.

The tomatoes love hot and rainy weather. We have green tomatoes as big as my fist on the plants in the planters at the edge of our deck.

Another species that loves this kind of weather is mushrooms. I've seen hundreds of mushrooms when we walk each day. This morning as we walked, I saw one almost as big as a soccer ball. 

Tonight will be an early night here at the Watson's. I hope your Saturday has been a good one.


11 comments:

  1. Like the colors in the picture. It almost looks painted. Glad you got the equipment in before the rain. Reminds me of "Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained."

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    1. Ah! I started reading comments from the bottom and didn’t know what song Alphie was talking about until I read your comment. Yep, now I have a song worm :)

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  2. Schroom!
    and
    "took us all the way to New Orleans"
    Just to keep in the spirit of things and show that I might really have no idea what I'm singing about. lol.
    And now everyone who comments here and knows and loves this song will be singing it for the rest of the day.
    Alphie

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    1. I’m not familiar with the song. But I get this little song worms in my head for days sometimes :)

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  3. That is a spectacular funghi. Edible?

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    1. I don’t know much about mushrooms so I steer clear of them. I get close enough to shoot a picture and that’s it.

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  4. Im seeing a lot of mushrooms around here. So many different shapes, colors and sizes. I have taken a lot of photos. One day I went out and panted polka dots on a cluster of white mushrooms. Its was so cute! I have been waiting on another cluster so I could do that again. Nick usually mows them down before I can get to them.
    Lisa

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  5. It's true the mushrooms love hot and humid weather. I noticed a lot of them in the yard when I cut the grass this week. Brilliant colors like yours too. We had quite a storm the other night and now it's cooled down a bit, in the 80's and it's going to be a beautiful day in Ohio! Happy Sunday !

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  6. When I first glanced at the picture I thought it was half a watermelon. It is a beaut.

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  7. I don't like mushrooms (to eat) but I do love your photo!!

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  8. While on a Girl Scout hike (100 years ago) I recall being told (that) the more colorful a mushroom, the more toxic/poisonous it is.

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