The browns and tans are moving in.
Phragmites panicles are passing from purple to maroon to brown.
Tan will arrive later, as winter rains leach color from these stems.
In the woods, other browns may be found.
The last six weeks have been beautifully well-watered. Fungus mycelium has been thriving, and mushrooms are popping up like little Western mining towns.
Here’s another Fungopolis.
Under a brown cap are brown gills…I didn’t make a spore print, so can’t tell you if the spores are also brown. But: so many spores! A single mushroom can produce a hundred thousand or more.
See round and brown!