Bolete mushroom growing near a brick wall.

Birch Bolete

I didn’t need to go far to forage this porcini mushroom. Thanks to the birch trees in the front “yarden,” these birch boletes show up every fall.

unopened daphne blossoms

Daphne Odora

One of the first signs of spring is when these daphne odora blooms start emerging. In a few weeks these will open with an amazing fragrance.

A yellowish pumpkin, about 16 inches long.

A Giant Pumpkin!

A ninebark bush with dark maroon leaves and small pink blossoms and larger white flowers


Barred Owl

New chicks!