Monday, December 1, 2008
In the spirit of Silent Sunday and Wordless Wednesday, I've designated today... Mushroom Monday!
We've been amazed and delighted with the incredible number and diversity of the mushrooms and fungus we are finding around our property.
This is a wee mushroom forest:
These are just wee mushrooms:
They are very determined growers - nothing stands in their way:
I'm fascinated with all the different types:
This looks like the kind of mushroom a little gnome would live under:
I laughed out loud when I saw this one. It grew so fast, the dirt on top didn't even have a chance to fall off:
Here's a chicken to show the perspective on its size:
Here's just a chicken:
Here's another perspective: my husband's foot!:
What in the world is this?
It loooks like pickled ginger! What an amazing color:
Look! Fungus on fungus:
Everywhere I looked, there was a new type of mushroom to see:
This one is still standing tall, despite his brothers having fallen:
This partially hidden beauty is known as the "cauliflower" mushroom. (Not really, but it looks like it, doesn't it?):
The mushroom on the left was practically glowing:
Can you see these two little guys? These are very special, donkey-dung mushrooms:
Anybody else out there fascinated with mushrooms?:
Even after seeing so many different kinds, I'd suddenly come upon a variety that would stun me with its beauty:
There you have it: Mushroom Monday!