Monday, September 30, 2013

50 Shades of Green

The belated monsoonal rains at the beginning of the month led to some of these sights at Tohono Chul Park during this last week of September.

Weird mushrooms 1-12-2013 2-14-26 PM 4608x3456Nobody I spoke to could identify these strange mushrooms growing in one of the wildflower beds. To me, they look like melted fried eggs.

Cereus fruit 1-12-2013 1-46-04 PM 2893x1828Night-blooming cereus fruit are evident on all the desert trails.

Queens on Milkweed1 1-26-2013 2-00-36 PM 3252x3303BButterflies are everywhere—these Queens are enjoying a sip of milkweed nectar.

50 Shades of Green 1-26-2013 1-44-04 PM 4296x2353…and the well-hydrated desert has turned 50 Shades of Green.


  1. Those are truly odd mushrooms. I don't think I've seen anything remotely resembling them. Somehow they call to mind triffids. Give them a wide berth!

    1. Definitely triffids. How did I miss that?