After depositing her at her preschool and changing shifts with the other grandma, I made an overnight stop at my parents' home for some family business and visiting. Then in the routine business of leaving this morning to load my car, I was stopped dead in my tracks by this:
These strange creatures seemed to be reaching out toward my ankles as I walked by. Creepy. And what's that goop up on the tips? Ugh. Aliens? Probably not. But certainly the most bizarre form of mushroom or fungus I've ever encountered.
I walked a wide circle around them.
I decided go back and get my camera, and was it just my imagination or in that 20 seconds I was gone were they an inch longer?
In the same small garden area, a space about 3 feet by 15 feet or so, I found these other bits of fungus. I've seen these before, and in their own sort of bizarre way, they are beautiful.
And down the way a bit, I discovered these little guys standing tall:
I'm not an expert on mushrooms/fungus, and so I don't know if any of these findings are edible or poisonous. However in a mere few moments of my morning, I was again in awe at the surprises of Nature.
There was one last bag to be retrieved from the house, and when I came back out, there was another strange fungus reaching towards me.
Hmmmm, was he there before?