in harmony with the earth."
Someone is always calling out, "There's the hummingbird!"
And behind the hummingbird has been this last, amazing, and somewhat aberrant cosmos, which burst into bloom long after all the other cosmos were finished. Our last flowers of 2012 for sure.
Of course, the rains came back, and so did the mushrooms. Once again, I am resolving to take a mushroom-identification class, or at least get a good book, because I don't know them at all, and when I google these specimens, it's overwhelming. First we had what we call "fairy mushrooms," little delicate white ones, all over the forest. Then a few patches of this very large and sturdy species developed, and they are still appearing. Simultaneously, a delicate dancer of a mushroom showed up right in our path. These didn't last long, though we tried to protect them with a tent of sticks. There's only so much we can do....