Monday, September 20, 2010

In Which We Find Things In The Yard

The posts this week will be quick and easy since I'm on a "staycation" this week and so will mostly be checked out of the interwebs.

So, as the title says, we've found some things in the yard recently.

The first is another shrew in the egress window. I got pictures this time so you can see how strangely innocent they look. But they aren't. They aren't.










The second thing we had in our yard was this AWESOME mushroom. Check this baby out.






The yard was even mowed around the mushroom, so as not to disturb it. But alas, one of the dogs stepped on it and took a chunk out, so we pulled it up. Here's a picture so you can get an idea of the awesome size of this.









Anyone else get awesome mushrooms in their yards?

20 comments:

Hannah Kincade said...

OMG, that thing is gross!! I almost don't want to eat mushrooms anymore. Strange vile fungus, why do you have to be so delicious?!!

Also I'm jealous of your staycation. HAVE FUN!!

Jaydee Morgan said...

That's one big mushroom!! None in our yard - which is probably a good thing.

Janel said...

Holy Humongous Fungus! We don't get too many mushrooms in our home's yard, but our cabin gets all kinds of alien-like fungi.

Teebore said...

Aw, I wish I was on a staycation.

That mushroom is hella awesome.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Hannah - it was super cool. It felt all firm and spongey.

Jaydee - yeah i don't know where this one came from

Janel - ooh yeah. Cabin fungi is the most awesome of fungi

Teebore - i wish i was on a permanent staycation

Piedmont Writer said...

Wicked cool! The 'shroom looks like a brain. eewwww

What did you do with the shrew?

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Piedmont - we just let him go over the fence in the park. I'm pretty sure he wasted no time in scurrying back into the yard through the long grass

Lola Sharp said...

Dude, that is a gnarly HUMONGOUS fungus! The big mack daddy of all fungi.

Also, I LOVE the gorgeous ice castles in the below post! You have so many awesome things where you live. I'm jealous.

Did you tame the shrew? (check me, yo, going all literary on your as$ ;)

Lola-->out.

B. Miller said...

Wow that thing is huge! How cool!

Clarissa Draper said...

That shrew is so cute. They're blind, aren't they?

Also, awesome mushroom.

CD

Kelly Dexter said...

The little shrew is too adorable! It's hard to believe their lack of innocence, so I'll have to take your word for it.

That mushroom is a monster, and in that last picture looks strangely like a monster potato.

Maria Zannini said...

Shoo shrew!

Matthew Rush said...

That shrew is kind of cute. Plus Lola metioned an Ice Palace? Did you do a Winter Carnival post?

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Lola - Literary Win!

B. Miller - yeah we were sad when it got ruined

Clarissa - i guess so, though it doesn't seem like it when you interact with them

Kelly - they scream and try to attack things. And yes, it does look like a potato!


Maria - Ha!

Matthew - i have not, but maybe i will this year

BlackRoseofLight94 said...

whoa. We get huge mushrooms. They just got dwarfed. (except for the mutant one).

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

BlackRose - yeah that is not an accurate representation of our usual mushrooms

AchingHope said...

AHH! Creepy. Shrews = creepy
Mushrooms = even more creepy
Shrews + Mushrooms = Super, Super Creepy

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Aching - it would be kind of awesome if there had been a shrew kingdom beneath the mushroom. But there wasn't. Just millipedes

Tamara Narayan said...

Funny, this is the second blog today I've seen featuring a monster mushroom growing in blogger's yard. Makes me want to write a science-fiction story about mysterious mushrooms!

AchingHope said...

Falan - Mmmm, that sounds like an interesting Children's Story...

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