Pushing up

Every time I see a mushroom, I am amazed. Not just because it is beautiful, but the strength it must take to push its way out of the hard dry earth. And some of the dirt it pushes through is pretty darn hard.

A Russula mushroom coming up!

Here a mushroom is fighting it way though not only dirt, but the grass as well!

Whew, I found the crack in the soil!

Not only did this Russula mushroom make it out, but then was chewed.

Looks like a Asteraceae flower with a dirt disk flower!

Dirt tops this one. The split reminds me a sign for radiation danger.

Mushroom holds the other one down.

The mushroom reaches for the sky!

Can you imagine how this column of dirt managed to stay balanced on top?

So the next time you take that spade to dig, think how hard it must be for that mushroom to break to the surface.

When I take Edgar photo, I can not actually see phone’s screen. Sixty-eight days old today!

Front view!

Stretching exercise!

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


  1. In rereading Kimmerer’s book Gathering Moss today I came across this term: puhpowee – it’s the power that causes a mushroom to to rise up from the earth overnight – it is an old Potawatomi word. The book is worth a read every year.

  2. Thank you so much for showing us Edgar’s progress. Love those mushrooms. We do not have enough moisture here to have mushrooms but did have a few puff balls earlier.

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