The other day I found these growing at the base of a dead tree in my back yard.
For some reason I don’t understand, people are inclined to see fungi as ugly and something to be removed as soon as possible. That was my first thought, but I decided they were beautiful and that I would enjoy them.
Here’s a close-up.
They were interesting to watch over time. They appeared suddenly after a rain. The flourished for a few days. Then they started to be covered with a white powder. Then they started to shrivel and turn black. A few days later they were gone.