Thursday, August 18, 2011

When it rains, it spores.
 You know it's been rainy when even the grass puts up an umbrella ... or two.
 A pair of enormous toadstools popped up on our neighbor's lawn Tuesday.
 These were SUV toadstools, each top spreading at least 6 inches across.
 The view from underneath was just as impressive, with hundreds of delicate gills ringing the stem.
  At that angle, they looked like miniature satellite dishes, listening for signals from the universe.
  Anybody out there?

Shades of "Contact"?