This is a picture of . . .
A. a bad toupee
B. a dirty string mop
C. decaying fungus in my garden
D. my dog Bear after a romp in the creek
(The correct answer is C.)
With many old, large trees growing in my yard, fungus abounds especially in the spring. The two pictures below show the first outward sign of this fungus as it emerges from the soil. After a few days, it grows so tall that it topples over and turns into a stringy, slimy mess.
Here a cluster of flower-shaped fungi are in different stages of decay.
Unlike the other fungi that grow in clusters, this toadstool fungus grows by itself straight out of the gravel driveway. Isn't nature amazing?