Header Attribution

The header photo is a wall in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Front Yard Mushrooms

Of all the front yards
in all the world,
these mushrooms picked mine
to show up in.

They were tiny.
Their canopies no larger than a dime.
Nestled as they were
among the pine needles,
the eucalyptus leaves,
and the mulch,
they were real
practically screaming out
in their squeaky imaginary voices,
"Me! Me! Take my picture!"

So, you see,
I couldn't help it.

The voices told me to do it.

Taken 16 December 2012.


  1. Interesting photos of these fruiting bodies. The organism from which they grow lives underground and only produces mushrooms when conditions are right.

  2. Good to know! It was chilly, dark, and damp when these arrived last year. Hoping these will emerge again this year, too.