A surprise globe-like growth appears outside the gazebo garden. A hidden path leads through this part of our property, as a meditation spot with a stone bench is located along a path beyond the right background of this picture.
This is a mushroom puff ball. They are edible at this stage of development, and Marcia remembers them as a treat on her parent's farm. Sliced and fried in butter, they are tasty with a nice strong earthy flavor.
Our perennial grass garden nears full growth. A double click will bring the background Chinese Chestnut tree into view. A full crop of chestnuts will soon fall and serve as squirrel food.