The rain came.
The sun came out.
The earth warmed.
Life emerged from the earth.
These are Fungi
The first signs as the fungus pushes its way from the earth
The yellow hue of this fungus didn’t translate to the photo as it nestled among the leaves of the Honey Gem.
All manner of shapes and colours appear among the grass and sticks.
Sometimes emerging from the mulch can be difficult.
When your neighbour emerges after you have and tilts you
Even in decay the fungus emits a golden sheen
Flipped onto its back the delicate frills no longer are there
The texture of the fungus is rough to the touch but has a softness also
The underside frills make a lovely fan
A certain translucency when the sun falls upon the frills
Fungi come in groups. These tiny fungi are everywhere dotting the grass with their orange brown spots. See how big the blades of grass are compared to the tiny fungi.
Or group together and dwarf the blades of grass
The brown fungi like to hang closely together.
The Finger Fungi are never alone as the stand tall. Well as tall as a Finger Fungi can.
Is this one of the ball shaped fungi above starting to grow old.
This next few photos are of fungi that I have never seen here before.
The tiny red fungi are easy to spot as they grow among the Norfolk Island Pine needles. Seemingly solitary with other red fungi nearby.
The pink fungi are coming out from between cracks in an old sleeper.
This type of small fungi are a jet black and only a few appeared next to the verandah and in a day or two, were gone. The photo doesn’t show the true colour
These are the fungi at my place. There are more as some others are in my first fungi blog from years ago.