After several years of drought, we've had rain, rain and more rain this summer.
(Sorry, to my Texan friends!)
In addition to giving us a decent stand of pasture grass for the horses, the daily showers have nurtured a bumper crop of mushrooms!
I shot all these photos over a 2 day period all within about a 50 yard radius near the barn. They range from 8" across to quarter sized, meaty to flimsy and delicate.
When I was in high school it was common for the "hippies" to invade the cow pastures at certain times of the year looking for the hallucinogenic mushrooms that grow on manure in Louisiana fields.
I never learned to tell the different varieties apart but so far I haven't noticed Sarge and Cloud zoned out in a trance and I'm hoping that they have enough sense to stay away from any toxic ones!!