6/11/10 It's Phallus Rubicundus Day Again!


This is a photo I took of what is known as phallus rubicundus, which is a type of stinkhorn fungus, and this obscenity sprouted during the night in our garden, thrusting itself through the moist dark mulch so that anyone who passed by our house could gawk at it-- and it appears to made of the same material as a circus peanut, and, just like a real phallus, after a period of time it deflates into a limp, pink unmotivated mass and doesn't appear threatening at all.

2 comments:

zman said...

Make sure you kids don't get that thing in their eye next time they wrestle in the mulch.

Igor said...

Did you measure it?

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