Wednesday, October 18, 2006

grey day adventures

a wily loon keeps his distance

attractive berries of, I'm guessing, Winterberry or Black Alder, Ilex verticillata

an interesting fungus on a white pine stump

more fungus that I can't identify

Bunchberry flower, Cornus canadensis. that seems to think it's early summer!

Wintergreen or teaberry, Gaultheria procumbens, in it's winter colours. The berries are edible, pulpy, and taste of wintergreen; the plant is the source of wintergreen extract used to flavour teas, candies, medicines and chewing gum.


Blogger Lae said...

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6:51 a.m.  
Blogger UKBob said...

Hi Kati thank you for showing us your lovely pictures. it's nice to get out and about even at this time of year there is still plenty to see isn't there.

4:58 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice pictures, I love gray days.

8:09 a.m.  
Blogger Petunia's Gardener said...

Lovely photos. In W.Washington, I think this is the year for fungi. It's showing up all over, including the sunflowers! I'm not much help on your sunflower question, though.

10:20 a.m.  
Blogger Kati said...

Funny about the fungi. We've had such a mostly nice year of lots of rain throughout the summer, we too seem to have more fungi than in years past. Of course, our fall has been very, very wet. At least, it's still fairly mild.

11:30 a.m.  

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