Thank goodness I captured these yesterday. Some philistine mowed them down this morning. You can imagine my shock and outrage. People just don’t know what they are doing. I have to cling to that thought whenever I see a wanton act of destruction, the rubbing out of life, or beauty, which are often one and the same. These were growing near that little patch of pointy mushrooms. Maybe they were they exact same species, just in different stages of life. As they were slightly downhill from the big pointy ones, I am assuming that these were the progeny of the older ones. I can’t help but hope their spores spread far and wide to the delight of other people who can appreciate a beautiful mushroom, a lowly fungus!
Flower of the Day
Has anyone got any idea what kind of mushroom this is? I’ve never encountered this one before. It’s easy for me to see why certain cultures thought that mushrooms were dwellings for tiny people. I can easily see fairies flitting in and out of these!
The dragonfly in the last post and the fungus and mushroom from this post were photographed on the grounds of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Eastport, Annapolis, Maryland just yesterday, August 19, 2020.
Copyright Russell Smith, 2017