Mushrooms are the flowers of the Fungi kingdom.
I think they are beautiful.
I had to rush outside with my camera this afternoon and get these photos
before mean Mr. Flower mowed them down.
No worries, they will be back.
The part above ground is for reproduction, just like the flowers of plants.
I expect to see another lovely crop after the next good rain.
Some mushrooms like this oak conk do not look like mushrooms. This looks bread.
Most of these mushrooms have gills
and stalks with a club foot.
Some of them have pores under their caps instead of gills.
Like this blob-shaped, one with a yellow stalk.
Its cross-section has different layers.
These tiny groups look like bird’s nests. Rain washes the spores out to spread.
These two look like potatoes.
This one is gray like a stone.
Some caps are like funnels instead of parasols.
I love to find little buttons just emerging from their veils.
I enjoy finding mounds of mushrooms, too.
The red-capped ones are my favorite.
I like mushrooms so much that I make my own out of concrete.
This lizard uses this one for his lookout post.
FLOWER loves Fungi