Muted afternoon colors

Yesterday, I posted the skunk’s scientific name, Mephitis mephitis. So this morning I decided to look up the meaning of the name. First I tried to break the word down. Me is Latin for “not:. However I could not find anything for phitis. The Google search kept trying to make it photo LOL. Next I just searched the word mephitis. I found that mephitis in Latin means noxious vapor or exhalation. Mephitis is also the name of a Roman goddess of foul- smelling gases from volcanos and swampy areas. So the next time, you smell a skunk , you could say “the mephitic (the adjective form) air means a Mephitis species is nearby” LOL! Just a FYI for you today. Now a couple of things I found today.

The fall season has muted colors like this ochre colored mushroom!

The bark on a Slash Pine is awesome!

Goldenrod can’t be beat for its shiny seedhead.

Dried and shriveled, the milkweed (Asclepias) pods made a heart!

Praying Mantis egg casing!

A Cottonwood leaf shredded on the edges. Now it will decompose for more life to use.

I love the arrangement of these shelf fungus.

Finally, the back of a Post Oak leaf! Fall colors are hard to beat!

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

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