Good afternoon fellow flora appreciators,
Hope you are enjoying your holiday - Thanksgiving for my fellow Canadians and Columbus Day or Indigenous People Day for my American readers. Like most holidays, I spend them working. So today hasn't been particularly exciting. But yesterday I got out for a gorgeous walk along my go-to fave trail at University Heights Park and the fall foliage is truly stunning. I am also still making consistent hericium finds, have been for the past five or six weeks now.
Saturday was spent at the Farmers' Market where I made many a great purchase (pumpkin pie!) and very likely spent too much money. And then I went for a nice drive up from Peterborough to Burleigh Falls, over to Buckhorn, and back down to home. It's a scenic loop, I wish I could have jumped out of the car for at least a dozen photos...but some are less tolerant of those shenanigans.
Aside from that, hoping to see the Blue Jays hold on again today so that their post-season doesn't end yet.
Good evening fellow flora appreciators,
I have kicked my cold, after nearly a week of fighting it, it's gone. Glad to be feeling better.
And glad to still be making first time finds in October. I had anticipated that my exploratory days were coming to an end for the year, I wasn't even out to find new flora but I stumbled across one anyway while collecting soil samples at Trent University. Say hello to solanum ptychanthum of the nightshade family.