Monday, August 21, 2006

weird thing of the day

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This morning I discovered this thing growing in my lawn. It kind of looks like a brain, or something from outer space. It turned out to be a giant mushroom, but at first I was I was scared to poke it, fearing some spiders or flying insects would come out of it and attack me.

My shoe is there for size comparison (size 8).

Thank you Saur, for showing me tinypic.com. It completely solved my uploading problem.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow Jenn, it isn't small! It does look like a brain, hey this should inspire a cartoon ;o)

momyblogR said...

OK! THAT, would scare me too. LOL!!

Meow said...

OMG, that is one huge fungus !!!
Take care, Meow

Sarah said...

How bizarre!

Seeker said...

Is it edible?

Badoozie said...

oh my. at first i thought your shoe was there, because you were swallowed whole by that mushroom, and that was all there was left!!

Karin said...

It does look like a brain. That is very frightening. Too bad it is poisonous other wise you could make a huge mushroom dish with that.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Oh good. I'm glad that it solved your problem for you. That is a CREEPY looking thing. It's a MUSHROOM? At least it has it's own built-in warning system: Don't Eat Me.

Bar said...

You are a brave woman - I wouldn't have got that close to it.

Marci said...

Hey, you could make soup with that mushroom! :)

Jenn said...

There was actually a guy in our area that found some mushroom in his yard and ate it, and it killed him. It turned out to have a name like "the killer mushroom of death," or some such thing.

Marci said...

Wow...okay...so don't eat that one!