Pastoral. September 16, 2009Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Autumn, field, mushrooms, Omphalotus illudens, ouch!
September is a transitional month in Massachusetts, with nights getting colder and colors appearing in the trees. The skies can be vivid and crisp or, as at present, shrouded in muting gray tones:
But the fields are verdant, and the roadsides peppered with treasures:
Omphalotus illudens, adorning the base of a mighty oak in Shelburne, but at a price: it inflicts its host with a delignifying butt rot.