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Flowers and fungi!

Our readers’ appreciation of the beauty surrounding us continues, and they have submitted more photos of flowers that made it through Tropical Storm Isaias….and of the creatures that depend on them. For variety, we present a champion fungus. Please send your photos to

A trio of colorful sunflower faces grown by Brenda Davis of Bena.

Shelf Fungi growing in the woods at the home of Martha and Casey Frame of Cobbs Creek.Donna Adkins of Hayes sent this photo of a “happy sunflower.”Clematis at Tina McManus’s pool, taken by June James.Eany Oh of Achilles was surprised to find late-blooming lilies in her garden.Vicki Miskovsky of Mathews finds the beauty of blossoms on her okra plant matched by the tastiness of the pods.Old-fashioned hibiscus grown by Arlene Tucker of Gloucester.A butterfly finds a banquet of delights in the garden of Phyllis Robins of Gloucester.Arum italicum from the garden of Roxanna and Bill Andersen of Hayes.

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