This is a round of beans I canned a couple of days ago. Our wet summer has meant there's been less canning to do, which has meant more time for other things. I've been in major soapmaking mode, filling orders and getting ready for a show in October. As the soap cures a minimum of three weeks before wrapping, and the wrapping itself takes a good bit of time, I have to always be thinking ahead.
There's a touch of fall in the air. Blooming now are Black-eyed Susans and obedient plant, and beautyberries have turned purple.
I spied an unusual looking mushroom near the woodpile today, and learned it is a Lactarius indigo.
The color is what caught my eye, as it has a definite blue tinge to it.
We learned it is edible, but did not cook it. Even knowing the experts deem it safe, the color just didn't seem quite right for a foodstuff. I am enjoying all the blue and purple shades of late summer, though.