Among us.


The last week’s rain and gloomy skies have yielded a bounty of mushrooms in the forest all around our home. They are of every size, shape, and color, some rising a foot off the ground and many the size of the head of a pin. They’re yellow, red, green, orange, brown, white, blue and black. I took nearly 300 photographs of them yesterday. They’re really amazing to look at. Some day I’ll learn to identify mushrooms. Many of those that I photographed yesterday withered in the sunshine today; only the shaded survived.

I’ve previously photographed fungus growing along the VPI Mall in Blacksburg and next to our house in 2005.

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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »

2 replies on “Among us.”

  1. I had a Botany professor who used to joke that there aren’t too many old, graying wild mushroom hunters around.

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