This morning when my husband Karo went out to feed our huskey, Whitey, he discovered a surprise garden resting atop a bale of hay that we negleted to put up out of the rain. Mysteriously, there had appeared some tiny mushrooms just sprouting from that hay. Of course, I had to fall all over myself to get the camera and shoot out the door! So I did get some shots of the "tiny garden", and then wanted to find out what they are. I have always taken an interest in mushrooms, and eat them almost every day. Of course, I won't try to eat these, and I'm sure they'll disappear by tomorrow, but I've never been up close and personal with this type of 'shroom before. So I did my best to find them and I think I may have hit paydirt!
According to "Bing.com" these are "Inky Cap" mushrooms. They are conical shaped with gray/black gills that release black spores when the cap disintegrates and turns into ink. The mushrooms decompose and grow on lawns, pastures and manured habitats. Hmmm, I wonder, can the ink be used for anything in particular, if you could be there "johnny-on-the-spot" to capture it?
Oh, well, maybe another post...this is actually just a TEST post!!!
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"Their mass rotted off them flake by flake
Til the thick stalk stuck like a murderer's stake,
Where rags of loose flesh yet tremble on high
Infecting the winds that wander by."