Lately, a lot of weird and wonderful things keep popping out around me. When Hubby and I walked over to Costco, six blocks away, a few weeks ago to get a hot dog for lunch, I spotted a large fungus growing in the beauty-bark by the sidewalk. I have no idea what it really is, but I thought its color and lighter edges made it wonderful in its weirdness.
I feel like this is the kind of fungus that normally grows out of the bark of a big tree, but maybe its spores were waiting in that beauty-bark, for the right growing conditions.
On another of my walks around the neighborhood, I spotted this bush growing in a neighbor’s yard. I call this “Strange Fruit”.
Right in my own back patio, I spotted an unusually-colored maple leaf, against a background of the cedar scales that are falling all around me, even as we speak. You should see the whole yard!
Parts of the leaf had turned red, but there’s a section that is brown. I wonder if that has something to do with our drought this summer-maybe that leaf turned some brown, but the rest red since it stayed on the tree until recently. Botanists is my audience? Does anyone have a guess?
Weird and wonderful things don’t have to be plants. I just guffawed when I saw this sign at a local shopping center.
Drive-thru spark plugs?
And sometimes, even people can be both weird and wonderful. This gentleman whom I met on the sidewalk in Nashville, allowed me to take his picture. He had such a pleasing smile on his face, and seemed very happy.
Finally, back to the vegetable world. This fruit, related to a lemon, has to be one of the weirdest fruits created by God.
Note to Tina Schell. All these photos were taken with my iPhone XR, which only had one simple camera. I think these photos are very good. Now, I have an iPhone 13 Pro, and below is a picture I took with it, exactly a week ago today.
Weird, and quite wonderful!