a fungi find
In the corner of our backyard is an area that I call our woodland garden with its tree-sized rhododendrons, camellia and other shrubs. It's a delight for children to hide and run under. A few days ago as we worked outside, our younger granddaughter was in there and called me over with great excitement. She spotted these amazing shell-like fungi marching up one upright branch of a shrub. I was excited too! Being in the shade as it is, I had to wait patiently for a brighter day to try to capture some photos, and that was this morning. The images still needed much adjusting but I'm quite pleased with these ones. Aren't they beautiful creations? Now it really is a woodland garden.
They reminded me of these somewhat similar frilly ones on a fallen tree branch.