I don't recall seeing this fungus in the garden before, but it doesn't look like anything you would want to eat!
.... with mist swirling in the valley, but hopefully that will soon burn off with a sunny day in prospect.
The garden seems to be moving into autumn mode, too - rather early for these parts.
The cotoneaster is a mass of berries this year.
It will need another couple of sessions to complete that side of the house - which was the target for this year. That will then leave the remainder of the south face to do next year, along with the much bigger job of replacing the wooden sun deck which is coming to the end of its life after 30 years.
Over night, there was a prolonged period of very heavy rain - flood warnings were issued for our area, but our location is quite elevated so we did not need to worry on that account. Maybe September will be more settled??
Have you sampled any of the live recordings of choral music featured on the Moments Musicaux page of the website?
Or there's a Christmas Carol selection available here.
Michel - just an ordinary guy, I guess. A musician by trade and into 'techy' things as 'relaxation'. Originally from the UK, but resident in France for 13 years.