The further and continuing adventures of the girl who sat in the back of your homeroom, reading and daydreaming.
Saturday, August 01, 2020
They've shown up in small numbers a few times after rain, but this week had just enough rainfall to make the mushrooms happy, especially on the mound of stump-grindings where the hackberry tree once stood. Interestingly, the clusters have sprung up mostly over places where I had dug into it and added hardwood charcoal ash from my grill.
They look like tiny Fae barrios
They are very short-lived; some colonies were already falling into disrepair.
The smaller groupings can be very attractive.
By evening, most were folding down, like tiny umbrellas. Maybe they'll be back tomorrow. I doubt these are edible -- usually the more interesting a mushroom looks, the more likely it is to be dangerous to eat. But they're nice to look at.
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."