A new community …

Remember the box elder tree that was recently trimmed …

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After just a few weeks, the remaining part of the tree is now home to a delightfully diverse mushroom community. I have no idea of the names for the type(s) of mushrooms that are growing here. However, it appears there is a place for many different kinds – a new community.

There are some with domed tops …

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Some with bumps  …

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And some with flare …

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All growing together … because nature naturally allows it. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were that simple for humans.

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And this is what the mushrooms above look like today; the bottom one is laying on the ground and the red spiked ones have not become golden domes.

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The changing skies … clouds and rainbows

On Friday night, we decided to go out for dinner. In light rain, we headed west and south, to Orrock, Minnesota – a very small unincorporated area near the junction of Sherburne County Road 5 (184th Street NW) and Sherburne County Road 4 in Orrock Township, Sherburne County — to the K J’s Refuge Bar & Grill. The facility serves traditional American food. We chose broasted chicken.

Instead of going home right away, we decided to take a little road trip on the way home, meandering back and forth on township and county roads, all within 15 miles of our home, crossing back and forth of Highway 95. We really haven’t done this in years so it was fun to see the changes in the landscape.

The rain had stopped but the clouds were amazing. Several times my husband stopped so I could pop out of our vehicle to catch a photo.

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Clouds and Chipmunks 086.JPGAfter an hour or so of driving, the skies changed – with a few raindrops here and there – but rainbows appeared.

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Heading home, we were a little surprised that we had spent two hours driving around – peacefully observing nature’s color show. What a fun time.

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