Being confined to home doesn’t mean life is less interesting. You just have to look more.
Remember to go outside before dinner to see is there’s a sunset; autumn is a great time for sky spectacles!
And in the mornings, check out what the spiders have been up to overnight. This major engineering feat on my deck looked even more impressive when only half-lit; how was it hanging there?!
And look down.
Amongst the dull leaf litter this vibrant little Stinkhorn fungus ventures up to see what the weather is doing. It’s one of the stinkhorn family and apparently smells like rotting meat or sewage.
Often found as a solitary specimen, it is Phallus rubicundus. Can’t imagine why…
And while looking down, I was surprised to see this decorative pair remaining in place like statues, sunning themselves together even as I walked past several times, quite close.
Eastern Water Skinks, they are cherished residents here in town. Burnished bronze and gold and chocolate, with such delicate fingers and toes I fear for them — I’d like to think they know they are safe here. No need to bolt for cover when I appear…