Every year Beth and Mel Chafetz grow pumpkins for their grandkids. If you cut the names into the pumpkins when they are green, they will scab over in white as they turn orange. Obviously, this year Beth got Cy’s on the far left upside down!
This colorful mushroom corsage grew on an old maple stump in the King House Museum’s rear yard. Scientifically known as Cantharellus Cinnebarinus, according to an Internet reference, it is also called the Red Chanterelle and is native to the Eastern U. S., more often found as attractive singletons. The reference claimed that Red Chanterelles are edible, but didn’t mention what they would taste like.