pine mushrooms that are happiest living on or
around pine stumps.
Some are hermits but they are rare
some snuggle up like lovers and shun all others
others prefer suburban living
yet others crowd together in fear
there are those who find more elevated habitations
fearful of the rising waters of global warming
and caring mothers protecting their children
until the time comes to let go of this life and return
back into the earth.
From a walk in a pine plantation. I was hoping for edible
mushrooms but unfortunately the forest department, in it's wisdom?
had sprayed some dreadful poison last spring and killed not only
the habitat of all the little birds who spent their winters here and
bred in spring, but also the dozens of varieties of mushrooms that
used to grace the forest floor.
Next time I may post the forest itself.