Saturday, September 30, 2006

Avoiding the light

For sometime I've been meaning to write a bit about the fascinating and natural discovery right outside my front door. I have a tree growing out front and it gives my rooms a pleasant shade; sometimes I see birds building a nest, flitting from branch to the window sill.

During the last few months, the dampness round the base of the tree began to look a bit spotted. And I realized that there were mushrooms growing. Call me crazy for feeling thrilled at having mushrooms but it's not often that you see "wild" mushrooms at your feet. A part of me wonders if there might be a truffle buried under the pavement!

3 comments:

Sidney said...

I hope your tree survived the typhoon! ;-)

Mila Tan said...

The tree did, but the mushrooms are now dead! Maybe they'll spring back up though.

christine said...

I used to love seeing mushrooms in the garden too! Come to think of it, I haven't seen any in years. My dad used to tell me that those were the spots where our dog peed. I used to believe him. Hope they grow back. :)

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