Monday, January 19, 2009

Cthulhu's Little Helper

Discovered growing up from under my mouldering apartment building (possibly a limb of some entity which is controlling my landlord?). It really does look as gilded as it does in the photo, and seems from traces on its top to have been fertilized - my cat may have been involved. Is money the root of all evil? Or could it be ...Mushrooms?

15 comments:

Squirrel said...

Looks tasty enough, but I wouldn't chance it.

bindu said...

The Matango video was hilarious!

Philip Brightmore said...

Holy crapoly! I think it's mushrooms. But if Cthulu's involved, God help us all.

grrl+dog said...

it's knare poop...

Loving the great guardian pole you made, totally you!

Eva said...

This is Coprinus comatus, edible in an early phase, later will dissolve in an ink-like liquid.

kyklops said...

Matango! Truly a classic!

jude said...

wow, it's real?

jenn's mama said...

very 70s - so appropriate. keep a watch and see if something wonderful comes of it.

Ian Buchan said...

Coincidence!... I have just found some mushrooms in a shady part of the garden, too. We've had unseasonable damp, cloudy weather (southern hemisphere) and several species just popped up. I'm going to put photos on my blog, I think.

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Adam said...

It looks like a golden egg - where's the goose?

Son of Incogneato said...

Ahh, yes, H.P. Lovecraft allusions . . .
So, does your landlord have tentacles? If so, how many?
I happen to like mushrooms. They don’t really work for a living and seem to do just fine. Plus they are often filled with all sort of exciting alkaloids otherwise seldom found in nature . . .

A little known factoid; the bulk of the fungus organism lives underground, unseen, unthought of. That which we refer to as mushrooms are merely the fruiting bodies, dispersal systems for spores.

Rachete said...

what is it?

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ArtSparker said...

Rachete -

See Eva's comment, 5th down. But I amy still have a bit of fun with this.

Tammie Lee said...

oh you are so lucky to have a mushroom this time of year! Mine are all underground, no fruiting bodies that I know of, just snow snow and ice. That almost looks like a shaggy mane, edible, but don't take my word for it, i really can not tell from the photo. Last year I ate my first shaggies and yum yum yum!