Signs of Fall-September 11


After a scorching summer, it seems fitting that the trees are still sporting their green leaves and the lake water is still running at 65 degrees. Cooler nighttime temperatures and spectacular sunsets, though, all portend the arrival of the fall cold fronts.

We pulled in the docks this weekend; a beautiful quiet sunny day, warm enough for sitting on the dock in shorts and even for a dip in the lake. A walk down the road rewarded us with one Fall arrival: a white Hericium ramosum fungus growing on a rotting Yellow Birch stump. This is a choice edible tooth fungus, and was delicious in an omelet for breakfast this morning.
Today and tomorrow should usher in rain, a cold front, and some real fall weather. And maybe the trees will respond with their coats of yellow and orange.
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