This Sunday, Kevin, the girls and I went for a hike to Tyler State Park. I always wanted to check that place out. Due to “Barry” about an hour east of us, it was a bit cooler but very humid today. Here and there, we had a little sprinkle. But it was worth getting out and doing something with the family.
In the perfect conditions, we have mushrooms growing in Texas.
The outer clouds bands of Hurricane “Barry” are an our east. But they push another system into East Texas.
Tyler State Park, Texas
When it is cool enough and it rained or we have some dew, the mushrooms begin here and there to pop up in our yard in the morning. It feels like being in a fairy land, at this time of the year. This little fungus grew in the shade behind our house in the backyard.
Cute little Mushroom in our backyard
Fungus among us 😉
Pssst! The Fairies are home.
When the fairies built their first house in our garden, it was surrounded by gourd vines.
The kobold was happy, when we had glass mushrooms in our frontyard one morning.
I always remember the day, we’ve got our first fairy house and put it in the frontyard. Sara and her friends had a blast with all the tales, I was telling them about the garden fairy tales.
A couple of years ago, I walked in the neighborhood and found a front yard with Puffballs growing in it. Since I had only my cell phone on me, I walked home, got my camera and drove back to that yard. These were the most beautiful fungi, I’ve ever seen in Texas.
Puffball in a neighbor’s front yard
The fairies like our garden so much, they sent out the kobold to grow some mushrooms for the garden. Sara was happy, that Mrs. Rabbit pointed the mushrooms out to her. I told Sara, that the kobold must have been very busy taking good care of the mushrooms. Now, she’s waiting for the kobold to grow more mushrooms around the fairy house. 😉 But for the mushrooms to grow, we need a little bit more rain.
The kobold added some mushrooms in our garden.
I watched the Sun rising from my backyard, when I noticed a little mushroom by the tree stump this morning. Something took a bite out of it to taste it. When I walked into my greenhouse, I even found some glass mushrooms in there. “Tinkerbell” and the other fairies will really enjoy the yard with all these little fungus popping out of the ground. 🍄
Mushroom by the ol’ tree stump
Wild Glass Mushrooms (Coprinus lagopus) inside my greenhouse