Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crawling on the Ground

Those of us who walk along looking at the ground often see very interesting things. One thing I had never seen before was the Indian Pipe . I saw some yesterday on my way to pick up the mail but I did not have my camera with me (I know) and was dragging an uncooperative Mitzi down the road. This morning I noticed some in our yard - a little more mature and not so translucently pretty as the ones I first saw, but just as interesting. At first glance this looks like it should be a fungus, but is actually a flowering plant that feeds on fungi instead of producing food through photosynthesis.

And for those who simply can't get enough of all things Roxy - a new picture with way too much junk in the background. She's slowing down a bit these days but still enjoys a good ramble. Every once in a while I turn her loose in the morning to walk around the yard and she turns up in about 15 minutes at the front door ready for her nap. She's turned out to be a pretty good goose repellent - she'll run at them until they take wing, then come right back in the house. She has no interest in catching them, so she runs at a pretty casual pace.


Kay Dennison said...

Mitzi is darling! And the Indian pipe fascinating -- I'd never seen it before! Thanks for the smile and enlightenment!!!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

What a strange and almost luminous plant. Very interesting!

Roxie is adorable. Chasing the geese is how she keeps living up to her name, yes? hehe I know I've seen pictures of Mitzi, but I'll have to scroll back for them.

Sorry about the tile for the bathroom. And yes, that's the way it is in construction. We've been waiting for weeks for the promised replacement for a failed (rain leaks in through the window) door.