Monday, November 24, 2008

More Fungi

As I was giving my compost pile one final turn for the season, I spotted this cute little colony of mushrooms. They were just oh, so photogenic! I'm sharing a few photos as an addendum to my previous post, Fall Fungi.

There were around two dozen or so of the little mushrooms , growing together all cozy-like.... shorter ones under the taller ones.

A view from the side. Notice how they branch out like a tree from the bottom? I discovered they were all growing up from a small tree limb, which was buried underneath the compost.

A top view...showing off their fancy 'parasol hats'.


Fall mushrooms, which appear as if by magic in our woodlands and meadows, are as diverse as the many shades of fall leaves.


Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Good morning! Yes they are very photogenic and pretty, lovely brown colours. /Tyra

easygardener said...

I wish I knew more about fungi. I find them very difficult to identify as they look so different depending on their age. They are fascinating though!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Mushrooms were the first thing I learned to paint in tole painting class.

perennialgardener said...

More little shelters for the fairies to hide under during rain. :)

Cat said...

I LOVE the pattern of distribution too!

Sue said...

I like all your lovely mushroom pics!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kylee said...

Ooooh! I love these! You know, in that last picture, they look like pancakes! LOL