A Fluorish of Fungi

It is a phenomenal summer for mushrooms. Warm temperatures and near-daily rain have produced more fungi than I’ve ever seen.

These are not your white fairy-ring-in-the-lawn mushrooms. The woods are filled with a stunning display of colours, shapes and sizes — and each trip among the trees reveals new ones I hadn’t seen earlier.

Spectacular? Indeed!

Just Add Water

Earth-soaking rains

Transform parched soil.

Now in damp stillness

Caps and stems

Emerge

erupt

pop up

Dot the forest duff

Like tiny lights or parasols or stools for tired toads.

Mushroom mania.