The first day I saw this blue mushroom,
When I came back the second day to check on it,
there were bits of acorn on top
or so I thought.
A closer look revealed several snails,
enjoying the top of the mushroom.
I believe this is a Lactarius indigo,
commonly known as the indigo milk cap.
They are common all over the world
and they are sold in Asian markets.
I’m still not brave enough to eat a mushroom
that I’ve found!
It was the eve of Midsummer,
After a lengthy lecture on Sondheim,
I went into the woods
and saw four turtles,
Three of them were laying eggs!￼
Here is the turtle that I call Zigzag.
One day I came across this little guy in the woods and as I was admiring his unique markings (all eastern box turtles have unique markings) I noticed that his scutes are in an odd pattern. As I was observing him the word "zigzag" popped into my head. And that is why I call him Zigzag.
The next picture compares the regular scute pattern with Zigzag's pattern.
Now do you see what I mean? This fella really is a one of a kind, even more than most!