Monday, October 3, 2011

What's That?

Close up...

And far off...

If you don't know, the answer is HERE.

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22 comments:

Ms. A said...

That looks quite large!

Marilyn said...

They are fabulous! Love the texture on them.

Martin said...

Is this a kind of puffball, Vicki? If so, is it edible?

Reader Wil said...

I don't know what kind of mushroom this is! But it's big and beautiful!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

WOW!!

Jean Baardsen said...

You do get a lot of interesting things in your yard!

Brian Miller said...

i really am glad it was not my original thought...neat though. ha.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

I've noticed puffballs popping up around here this past week. Yes, they are edible, if harvested when they are young, before the spores start to mature. Jim

Louise said...

Tis the season for fungi.

Elora said...

Did you try one??? Seem to be plentiful this year, what with these little rain showers from time to time!

Elora

Suz said...

wow

Thérèse said...

Not sure about eating them though! But they do look good in nature.

R. Burnett Baker said...

I'm with Brian: Had to laugh at his comment! I've just never never never understood the attraction some humans have with eating mushrooms. For some reason they just give me the willies. Kinda like your initial photo of that puffball thingy!!

Thérèse said...

Could be an illustration for Jules Verne "From the Earth to the Moon."

Brenda said...

Well, I cheated and peeked at the answer, though at first glance it looked like a washed up jellyfish. Given how far you are from the sea however, it would have had to wash up a mighty long way...

jennyfreckles said...

Gosh, that's a monster. I prefer it at a distance!

JC said...

Very interesting !!!

Mama-Bug said...

What a cool photo! Fungi and lichens arequite interesting to photograph.

Vicki Lane said...

It is, I'm reasonably sure, a puffball. Now just to brave up and try cooking one -- I love mushrooms.

I, too, thought it looked like the moon.

Victoria said...

I guessed it was some sort of mushroom...very cool!

Kath said...

I remember a much smaller cousin to this puffball in CA. As a child we delighted in bursting them and seeing the spores fly. And surprise there'd be more!

Susan M. Bell said...

Oh my gosh, I love puffballs. When I was a kid, it was a thrill to find one that was drying up, and kick it, sending out that puff of 'smoke.' Yeah, I was easily excited back then. :)