So the redbud tree came down in September, and these fungi have erupted in the backyard. According to Erynn, there is a symbiotic mycorrhizal relationship between these two species. When the redbud was removed, these puffball mushrooms shot up to the surface and released their spores. Looking for love...hope they find it in someone else's yard.
The earlier blooming species of camelias are in full swing, and make the front of the house look great. My newly cleaned gutters are pretty nice, too. Enjoying a weekend of yardwork and manual labor after being on the road for two weeks straight.