Sunday, August 07, 2016

Toadstool

We attended a wake this evening and a thundershower swept through the area while we were at the funeral home. On the way home, steam hung over the highway like a veil for as far as the eye could see. Off in the distance, a hint of a rainbow arched against a grey backdrop of thunderclouds.

Holding my phone over the steering wheel I snapped a few random pictures without looking at the screen in hopes of capturing the color, but when I looked at the results just now, the rainbow was nonexistent.

Flipping back through my pictures, I found a photo taken earlier in the day while mowing the lawn. Two giant mushrooms had sprung up.  I'm not sure why they grew so tall. Maybe it was because of the Olympics in Rio, or maybe it was caused by Trump flailing campaign or Hillary's email server. The jury is still out at this point, but one thing is for sure. A herd of frogs should have enough room to have a picnic under the giant toadstool umbrella.

The largest was as big as a soccer ball cut in half.

12 comments:

  1. They grow fast, but that is huge!

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  2. I once painted the toad stools in my yard. The were pretty and polka dotted. It was the neatest thing.
    Lisa

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  3. I speculate it's the work of elementals, Rick. Elves always build their houses from the roof down.

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  4. Those Toad Stools amaze me. The seem to pop up over night. I haven't seen a big one in awhile, but I like these.
    About the rainbow, I shot one the other day with the phone and there was no rainbow. It puzzled me. Have a great week!

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  5. A lovely thing. I like the idea of the elvish scouts being able to have a jamboree under it...

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  6. Definitely a large mushroom.

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  7. We get big ones in our yard every once in a while but never any quite that big.

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  8. Mushrooms have always fascinated me. That one is huge!

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  9. They're like Topsy; they're never born, they just grow!!

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  10. They do look pretty large, a lot larger then the ones that pop up in my yard from time to time

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  11. It is too hot and Wednesday and Thursday are supposed to be really hot where I live. I would be looking for a fairy near these mushrooms

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  12. Very large beautiful mushrooms!

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