Posted on 2023-01-012023-01-01 by the_dr_blue01/01/2023 new year frolic at Lexington Liverworts near the parking area! Briar is always blinking when she gets her picture taken. We saw some very green fine stuff covering the Sandy loam. Some obvious moss nearby. Then the green stuff with moss capsules! When I got home I saw Mom’s blog post from today. The very fine green coating appears to be the protonema life stage of the moss! Thanks Mom! Guess ‘tis the season. Dog eyes open this time. A big cluster of dead ants. No idea why. A mystery plant on the edge of the path cut. The leftover seed heads of the mystery plant. A second smaller individual of this mysterious plant. The habitat of the mysterious plant. Paula spotted this gorgeous greenbriar leaf! Briar leaps from the water. It was warm out! Bounce bounce bounce! miraculously she wasn’t muddy. Good clean water. Enjoying some last smells before we head home. The Chef made Hoppin’ John for dinner. The green is chard from our garden, frozen from a previous season. The black eyed peas were from the farm share. Paula made cornbread from scratch.
5 Replies to “01/01/2023 new year frolic at Lexington”
A lovely way to start the New Year! We made a short outing too.
Really nice weather right now!
Re: the dead ant pile – it’s my understanding that ants create a graveyard on the periphery of the nest where the colony workers carry the bodies of their dead cohorts.
Oh I didn’t know that! How fascinating!
Suzanne, that is most interesting! Thanks!