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Mon Sep 15 12:29:25 EDT 2008
It's been a bit windy and overcast here, typical of a passing tropical system. We got about 1/2 inch of rain last night, a band from Ike came through. I looked out the window this morning, towards the woods about 75-100 ft away, and saw what I first thought was trash all up in the woods, like wind blown bags or paper. Then I thought "where would that come from-there is no one over there to produce trash to blow up the hill" Focusing a bit better with binoculars in hand<g>, I was able to determine that the 'trash' was not trash at all...it was fungi of all types...in bloom. Some shrooms are as big as a vollyball. Ten years and I have never seen anything like this! We are still technically in a drought, but we have had more rain lately, visited by a few systems; I suppose that is what triggered this strange fungal bloom. On the wooded hillside, which covers maybe an acre or more, facing NW, there is some kind of mushroom every few feet.
It's really cool looking. I want to go out and look around in other areas to see how widespread this is.
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