Mushroom Monday - AUTUMN ON MY LAWN

When I woke up late in the morning, on that sunny Tuesday some months ago ...

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... and stepped out of the house to stretch my legs and clear my sleepy mind ...

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... I noticed a multitude of small mushrooms ...

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... very elegant small umbrellas ...

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... intertwined with the clover on my lawn ...

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... forming a lovely pattern ... when seen from the heights of my human prospective, from high enough above to look like something seen through the eyes of a bird ... or drone.

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The exact date was 10. November 2020 ... I learned that through the small calendar in the low right corner of the desktop ...

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... and the old pomegranate tree in my garden ...

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... has turned into seasonal gold ...

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... that autumnal magic will soon disappear ...

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... the tree will lose most of its yellow foliage with the next strong wind ...

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... but for now everything is calm and colorful ... kind of perfect.

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With this shot ... the focus is back on the mushrooms ...

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... this is a Mushroom Monday post, after all.

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Coprinellus disseminatus is the name of this incap species.

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Unlike most other coprinoid mushrooms ...

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... Coprinellus disseminatus does not dissolve into black ink at the end of its fruiting body cycle.

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Maybe you already noticed the small creatures on the mushrooms ... here on this enlargeable shot ...

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... these are springtails ...

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... the minuscule Sminthurus viridis ...

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... known also as clover springtail ... a European species that was unintentionally spread all around the world.

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I found some lovely, very small flowers ...

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... here among the mushrooms. These are the yellow flowers of the Oxalis stricta plant.

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This elegant blue flower ...

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... that regularly appears on my lawn in big numbers ...

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... is the flower of the Veronica persica plant.

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With the following shot ...

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... the focus is shifting back to the pomegranate tree ...

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... a few fruits are still hanging on the branches ...

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... but most have been picked, eaten ... or fallen to slowly dissolve into the soil.

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The leaves from the fig trees ...

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... were also slowly falling, back then in November.

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The cat called Malatz ...

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... was daydreaming on the lawn while I was sniffing around mushrooms in search for interesting details, so he ended up on some photographs.

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And that's it ... with these last few shots ...

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... of the Coprinellus disseminatus, is time to end today's post ...

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... as always in these fungi - oriented autumnal reports here on HIVE, the photographs are my work - THE END.

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