I looked under this toadstool to see if there was a gnome hiding - there wasn't. Maybe because this wasn't in the garden it was out of bounds to a garden gnome? I read that reindeer in northern Europe are drawn to the fly argaric's euphoric effects. Well I didn't see a reindeer either, but I did see this little slug chomping its way round the edge of an enormous plate of dinner. I couldn't tell if he was euphoric or just hungry - it's difficult to know with a slug
I did notice he couldn't chew in a straight line though....
I was euphoric earlier in the week to discover this tiny absolutely minuscule miniature clump of eyebright growing in our grass. The flowers are smaller than my little finger nail, and so pretty and so delicate and perfectly formed.
Eyebright is part of the figwort family, just as these monkey flowers are. Monkey flowers grow at random all over the garden. It should be very nice if their eyebright cousins were to follow their example.