Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Power of Small Things

Coprinus comatus
a.k.a "Shaggy Manes"

Everyday on my way home I've checked on the progress of these Shaggies busting their way through the pavement. They're in the divider on a 4-lane highway.

Gotta love the power of this seemingly small, fragile lifeforms!

Gotta love 'em sauteed with butter and garlic, too.

(Don't worry, I didn't pick these guys. I just admired their hard work.)

3 comments:

painter girl said...

Amazing that they can come out of concrete intact and healthy. Gives one hope!

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bugheart said...

that's amazing!
how on eart
did they
break through?!

Eero said...

The really interesting thing is that the day after I took that photo, they were gone.

Did someone pick them?
Did a squirrel brave the traffic and sneak off with them?

A mystery.

The punched hole in the concrete is still there.

We all gotta leave our mark, somehow.