We’ve had peculiar weather here in N TX this summer, with the usual 100+ degree heat gracing us with its enervating presence until about the third week in August, when we experienced an unexpected break — high temps in the 90s and an occasional rain shower, this benevolent weather pattern lasting for a couple of weeks. (Early September saw a return to the featureless skies and 103-degree days we would normally expect.)
During this idyllic “cool” spell, a morning backyard jaunt quite often brought a remarkable array of ephemeral fungi sprouting from the lawn. I got down low with the camera to give you a cat’s-eye view of the grassy terrain and its short-lived fungal inhabitants.
After a full day under the sun, these improbable lawn features tend to blacken and dissolve into the ground from which they sprang. Leaving only photographic evidence of their presence behind.