Saturday, August 22, 2009

A not-so Elegant Stinkhorn; or There's a fungus among us

As I went to our backyard Saturday morning to "pick up the dog doo, hope that it's hard" in preparation for cutting grass, I spied something strange sticking out of the ground just at the base of our steps.

It looked like a carrot growing the wrong way. I touched it and it felt spongy. Figured it was some sort of fungus, and it definitely looked, well, phallic-like.

At the very least, it looked silly.

Or, maybe the backyard was flipping me off.

Anyway, I did what any other normal, adult male with a juvenile mind would do. I called out my wife, Amy, and our kids to have them have a look at it.

This evening, while searching for "carrot orange fungus," I found that the odd thing sticking out of my yard was an Elegant Stinkhorn. Neither Amy nor I had seen anything like it before.

Being that it gave us a bit of a chuckle this morning, thought I'd share it with you.


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Everyone's a critic

Neither my wife nor I claim to be musically-inclined. And, our youngest daughter would seem to agree -- at least when it come to my wife's singing! ;)

Just wonder what she would do if I sang!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Doing a little maintenance

For a couple or so months, I've been meaning to update my blogroll (see Links there in the right column) with new blogs I've discovered personally and professionally. So, I've started to do that. And, I will continue to do that periodically.

That's all. Go about your business or feel free to browse my past posts if you're new. Regardless, thank you for the visit.