About ten years ago I bought these little spike dracaena-like plants as fillers for a container planting. Much to my surprise they survived through the winter. I put them in the containers flanking the stairs along with geraniums. Well, they out grew the geraniums and now they look like palms. They are not unique in Seattle, I see them everywhere. This is the first year for one of ours to bloom. It looks sort of like a 3 foot flocked Christmas tree coming out of the top or the palm at an angle. Looks rather Dr. Seussville to me. The bees are all abuzz around it, especially in the morning.
This time I think I finally put the macro feature on my camera to good use. This tiny orchid-like flower is one of many that waves from thin stems of the ginger groundcover in my woodland garden.
These airy mushrooms stand tall in the cool mornings then they flop as the sun warms the lawn. They look a bit like they are turned inside out.