Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Walkin the hood…

We have been in Lexington, Massachusetts for about a month now. We are parked in a family members driveway, easy access to Jeff's side of the family and our daughter.

Most mornings Jeff and I go for a four mile walk in the neighborhoods of Lexington.

This particular day was still damp from the previous nights rain.

This is an amazing Chinese Dogwood..

I have always loved Chinese Dogwood..

It flowers later than American dogwood and its blooms reach out on arms of the tree.

P1040583This particular tree is gorgeous..

P1040584thick with blooms..

P1040585These beautiful blooms will give way to pretty red fruits..

Edible fruits….I have eaten the fruits in the past but have never made anything out of them.

P1040586Hosta with droplets..

P1040594On our walk…I spied a mushroom..

It was in someones yard..

P1040587Or I would have snatched it up!

P1040588In retrospect…I should have snatched it up..

P1040591 A beautiful fresh, edible gem of a mushroom..

Chicken of the Woods


On our walk the following day..the mushroom wasn’t there..

They had mowed the lawn and heaved the mushroom into the nearby pond.

Next time..I will not hesitate.

Grab it before it goes…


  1. Super colour spectacle from the bracts of the Dogwood ... just wish I had the space for one.

  2. That Chinese Dogwood is really something, absolutely beautiful! The mushroom, too. I love different looking mushrooms, but I've never known the names. That's a really nice neighborhood walk. :)


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