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Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2010
6:53 PM

Post #8034527

I ran across these adorable little (2 inches tall) mushrooms in my yard.
It was dusk and I ran in to get my camera to take a picture.
Any of you who garden in humid climates will recognize the problem I encountered.
The camera lens fogged over instantly when it hit the humidity of the great outdoors.
But it resulted in an eerie moonscape fascimile.

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Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #8034533

Here's the unfogged version.
Not quite as mysterious.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2010
6:56 AM

Post #8035246

So interesting! I enjoyed the first photo best.
United States
(Zone 5b)

August 12, 2010
7:02 AM

Post #8035261

Very cool, Weerobin! Looks like a school of Jellyfish. Also reminds me of my ghost pipe flowers that show up every year (but this year seem to be crushed under the pine tree that fell.)
Hobart, IN

August 13, 2010
9:23 AM

Post #8037536

Great photos! I really like the first one - worthy of hanging on a wall.
Have several different varieties showing up here as well. Seems the squirrels like to nibble on them.
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2010
4:38 PM

Post #8087910

It reminds me of the Ghost Pipes that I saw in the pictures on the Native Plant thread, too.

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