Sunday, November 27, 2011


I took a hike near Montgomery Woods this afternoon and was simply blown away by the mushrooms. Never in my life can I recall seeing so many everywhere I looked. It was like one of those blurry pictures, that if you stare at it long enough, you can read what it says or see the picture come to life. On the forest floor, if I stopped and stared at the ground, all of a sudden, all these mushrooms became visible that seemed invisible at first glance.
Unfortunately, I ran out of daylight, and was unable to explore as much as I wanted. I was blessed with a natural high that I have not felt in a long time, it was simply incredible.
The picture above is one of my favorite of the day. I overturned a large rock and this amazing fungi was growing underneath. It was like a giant cracked dinosaur egg. The gray blob on top was as fleshy as it looks.
These fungi are extremely fragile, and once again, had to constantly watch my step when travelling off trail. There was no way to spare the destruction of a careless step. Many mushrooms had already been overturned by previous hikers as well. Right now, I am content to photograph the shrooms and have no desire to accidentally poison myself by eating one.


  1. That's a pretty amazing variety of fungus. Definitely would be hard to keep track which are edible and which are not.