The cool, moist weather has been perfect for a bumper crop of mushrooms. They seem to like growing in patch of hay that has accumulated in front of our horse stalls. I find it amazing just how quickly the mushroom patch appeared. Quite literally, they popped up over night. By the following night they begin to shrivel up, only to be replaced by a new batch of fresh shrooms.
Here are some mushrooms that are nearly spent. They are beginning to look all shriveled and leathery. Soon it will topple over on its dessicated stem only to be replaced by some fresh ones.
Canon EOS 40D + EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 68 mm — f/7.1, 1/250 sec, ISO 100
The stalks on this variety of mushroom are very delicate. I wouldn’t be surprised if this mushroom falls over under its own weight.
Canon EOS 40D + EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM @ 100 mm — f/7.1, 1/250 sec, ISO 100
Lilly is an excellent attendant. She follows me all around the yard and isn’t content unless she’s in the middle of everything.
Canon EOS 40D + EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 42 mm — f/7.1, 1/250 sec, ISO 100