We expected a hot, muggy, stormy day. What we got was warm and humid day that was quite tolerable, even pleasant, with no storms at all! So we passed the morning quietly at home and, after lunch, headed out to Great Northern shopping center for a quick walk-around and a visit to the nearby Half-Price Books. At the book store we both found treasures we could not (or would not) pass by: she in cookery, I in astronomy of course. We both regretted not being a bit more active out-of-doors but did enjoy a quiet, lazy day and a little exploration along the way. Even at that, we spotted some beauty both indoors and out!
What gorgeous photos. Funky little mushrooms – are they almost transparent – it seems that you (I) can see the blue of the pot through them. I thought anise had lacier sort of leaves?
You are, of course, correct about the anise! Pictured is a North American plant known as anise hyssop –agastache foeniculum– which was used by Native American peoples for various medicinal purposes. Now it's mostly used in gardens to attract butterflies, in dried flower arrangements, and in pot pourri. I have to admit that I hadn't noticed how the blue of the plant container showed through the mushroom caps. Interesting little guys, eh? — JG
Sounds like another grand day out! Stay away from those 'shrooms brother. They may be the magic sort!