you see psilocybe cyanescens
Next weekend the Puget Sound Mycological Society is holding its annual Wild Mushroom Show, one of the largest, most complete exhibitions of mushrooms in the United States. The young fellow who fixed the gas leak last night was coming around the back when he beckoned me with childlike glee, pointing out the colony of fruiting Psilocybe cyanescens in the rust garden which had blended with unkempt surroundings underneath the old folding bicycle.
He possessed such a remarkable scholarly grounding of mycology, expounding with awe upon the wonders of the natural world at length that even this morning do I remain thunderstruck at his uncommon spirit. This kid even had an old world name, he was something special. What a disappointment when a gas leak was reported someplace else in town, just when he was getting down to some really interesting insights. But so it goes for our everyday heroes. This morning I wanted to capture a vantage of that magic colony for you to go with these thoughts but it’s raining quite heavily here in Puget Sound so never mind that.
postscript: During a lull in the raindrops I managed a few exposures. My favorite is looking through the spokes of a junky bike tire, I’ll share that one later!