Things change quickly when the sun goes down. There's a flurry of birds having one last meal before dark. Flowers seem to glow magically in the last rays of light and Mockingbirds start practicing their repertoire for the selection of songs they'll belt out later in the middle of the night.
This is the mushroom that finally emerged from the eggs pictured in the May 27th post. The spores are contained in the green slime and are carried off by visiting flies who are attracted to its fetid odor. The eggs are supposedly edible, but I'm not at all tempted to try them!
While working in the garden I uncovered these pinkish "eggs." I knew they were some type of mushroom, but wasn't sure what kind exactly. In the lower photo, you can see one bursting open, much like in the movie "Alien," complete with green slime! I believe they are a type of stinkhorn. Waiting to see what they do...
At the Benefit Trail Walk for Hollywood Huskies dog rescue, all participating dogs donned bright orange bandanas and wolfed down banana "pupcakes" with peanut butter frosting before hiking up towards the Hollywood sign. It was a beautiful afternoon, cool, with the sun peeking through the clouds. Two puppies began playing wildly the second they discovered each other. All of the grownup dogs were much calmer. Allison Brooker, volunteer extraordinaire, made it all happen - and baked the pupcakes too! You can check out the photos HERE.