Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Far out Fungus

There was a break in the much needed rain, so I took my cuppa out for a stroll around the garden.

Noticing the splash of vivid red, I grumbled about the candy wrappers that always mysteriously appear in my front garden. Bending to pick up the suspect litter, I got my eyes closer to this....mini-monstrosity! Click the pic for a better view, if you dare.

Im fascinated and repulsed by it at the same time. Never, ever saw one of these before. Its so alien AND beautiful AND ugly - all at once. If I find out any info on it, I will edit this post to add it.

THANKS GOOGLE!! Its fungus alright - Aseroe Rubra. Want to know more? Visit MushroomExpert.com

6 comments:

Jessica said...

That is extremely cool. Love the picture!

Mags said...

THAT is VERY COOL!

And you are exactly right-it's beautiful and ugly all at the same time...

maiylah said...

wow ... interesting find! :)

Denise in PA said...

eeewwww, ick! Why is it that nothing that cool grows up here?

Pann said...

It looks like it might eat small mammals! Scary cool!

gilda said...

oh wow, what gorgeous colors! i've never seen anything quite like it.