Sunday, June 14, 2009

How about some fungi?

Yesterday morn Lorelei and I took a little walk by the side of the house....I happened to look down where one of our trees had been.
There were literally hundreds of these little mushrooms...still with the dew on them. I took Lorelei inside and grabbed my camera and ran back to take a some pictures.
I actually did notice the fly on this one as I took the picture...which is an improvement for me. I would say that at least half the time I would not have noticed till I downloaded the picture.
In the same area, there were these little tiny things also. I would say that in real life, none of the tan ones were any bigger around than a pencil.
Here is the funny part....notice the ones that have already popped open? You might need to enlarge the picture...I did NOT notice them till I downloaded the pictures! I was just so focused on the others.

I went out later in the day when Lorelei was napping to try to get more pictures of the other little ones, and they were all gone. I think they die down once the sun hits them because there was not a single one left. Yet this morn, I noticed a few more--but I didn't think to look till later in the morn and the sun had done been up a little while.

12 comments:

Carletta said...

They look like sea shells! I've never seen anything like these.

Judy said...

They're pretty. I've never seen anything like this either.

T said...

I think mushrooms are so cool! I'm constantly amazed at how many different varities there are of them.

don said...

A very interesting mushroom series. Those tiny ones are amazing with their interesting life cycle.

George said...

Your pictures of the mushrooms are absolutely wonderful. You did a good job of capturing the detail of both types.

Deborah Godin said...

Never seen those little beauties, they made me think of fireworks.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Rose. That actually is VERY pretty fungi... We have lots of mushrooms in our yard now.. Guess it's due to all of the rain we have had.

Hope you have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Shellmo said...

Wonderful photos - you made them prettier than they are in person - lol! Thank you for stopping by my log cabin blog. I looked at your photos of "Bubbie" and surely him and Marvin must be cousins! CUTE!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

WoW! I knew mushrooms could pop up fast but I didn't know they could disappear that quickly. I've never seen mushrooms with ribs like the top four photos. Unique!

Jacob said...

These are unusual and interesting. I haven't seen the like. We had lots of mushrooms when we lived in Pennsylvania and here they pop up all over the yard at certain times but they are great big ones.

Good shooting, Rose!

fishing guy said...

Rose: I had exactly the same experience with the fungus withering.

Mary said...

Wow...those are pretty cool looking. That last shot is interesting...never looked into them like that before.

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