Two pictures today, unrelated except for the fact that they were both taken in our back yard. The first is of some mushrooms. We’ve had these for the last few summers and I assume they are growing on the rotting roots of the trees we’ve had in the back yard. We lost a pretty big tree in July of 2010, right in the middle of the back yard. That would have had roots spreading throughout the back yard and I’m pretty sure the mushrooms started to appear after that died. We’ve take out two more big trees, so I’m guessing we’ll have even more of these mushrooms over the next few years.
They come up overnight in little bunches and last a day or two at the most. Then they turn to a rotting mush, all filled with maggots, which is really quite disgusting. All part of the cycle though.
The second picture os of two cabbage white butterflies mating. What I find most interesting about this is that they can fly around, still connected tail to tail. I’m not sure if only one of them does the flying and the other just hangs on, or if they both contribute to the flying effort. This is a family blog, so I won’t ask any more questions or make any more comments.