Have you ever noticed how many varieties of mushrooms you can find in one yard?
After dinner yesterday, there was really nothing going on so I took the camera out into the yard to see what I could see.
I headed down to the pond hoping for some birds of one variety or another. Nobody around.
I was wandering around the yard when I looked up into the trees and spotted a mushroom growing out of the tree. After finding one, I started looking at all the trees and finding many more. I think mushrooms are really cool looking and come in so many shapes and sizes.
This little one was growing in a hole in the tree, something had been eating it too.
I have no idea which mushrooms are poisonous and which are edible, frankly I don’t really care as I don’t eat mushrooms. Never much cared for the taste of them.
After I found all these mushrooms up in the tree tops, it was time to start looking down at the tree stumps. I love the green in these.
These two photos I took a while back, I still haven’t figured out what they are for certain. The best I can come up with is some variety of Stinkhorn Mushroom.
While walking my dog around the yard today, I noticed a whole new crop of mushrooms that weren’t there yesterday. It stormed pretty good all morning and it is funny how quickly a mushroom seems to just appear.
I had to head back out with the camera and capture some of these new ones.
It amazes me how many types of mushrooms there can be in one small yard, how many varieties there must be out there in the world.
There were actually some in my garden that I didn’t photograph but they looked like the honeycomb from the inside of a bee hive. Very unusual looking.
This one above was just a box shaped mushroom about the size of a Rubik’s Cube. My dog stopped to sniff this one and called my attention to it.
Then there were these, very tiny and delicate looking.
We had this little flower looking one in another area, again pretty small and delicate.
These next were some of my favorites, they looked like little sombrero’s or something.
They were such a rich reddish brown. They got these cracks in the top that reminded me of a cookie when it bakes. I doubt they taste as good as a cookie though.
Deep molasses cookie brown.
The floppy sun hat mushroom…
I was swapping out lenses on the front stoop when I found this lizard that had crawled into the garden and died, must have been eating the mushroom that was in the tree, poisonous…..
Just a shot of some berries I found while wandering…
Then there are the frogs, these little guys are cool. They are only about an inch to an inch and half long. They will be all over the deck and sliding glass door.
Especially in the early morning or evening after dark. The poor cat, she sits in the house watching them hopping all over and wants to get to them in the worse way.
This one was on the grill. The cat will actually attack and jump at the glass door trying to catch them. Gets her exercise but has to be frustrating for her.
They have such cool eyeballs, look at the details in that eye….
They will sit on my mums all day as well, I love the green against the pink…
This next little bugger I found on the garden hose, they just sit and watch me photograph them.
My little pal that was sitting down in the grasses by the pond.
And just finished off the day taking a picture of a white flower in the garden. It was brutally hot out there the last couple days, the humidity is high and I just don’t stay out there long.