This summer, being relatively wet, we had some really interesting mushrooms. I suppose if I were to name this summer, it would be Year of the Mushroom. I've felt rather mushroom-y myself - not very vibrant or energetic, working with decay and compost in the form of learning about / coping with old family emotional patterns that need to be composted and turned into something more positive and fertilizing.
So here are my mushroom friends of 2017:
Such an interesting texture on the cap. And looking at it now, I see little total eclipses all over!
A precursor of the late summer amazement to come!
Such teensy little ones, in a huge colony. Ringing an old stump.
The same stump then produced just this, at the other end of the size and quantity spectrum.
With a dime for scale.
And then there's me. This week, I realize now, I even dressed as a mushroom. Even my once chocolate brown hair has gotten into mushroom mode.
Happy composting, y'all!