So there I was, doing the dishes, minding my own business when I look up and there, in my plain old African Violet sitting placidly on the windowsill:
Big, yellow 'shroom!
There it was, hanging grotesquely over the edge of the pot.
"Is it edible?" Dirtman wondered out loud.
I consider that perhaps it will make me taller, like in Alice in Wonderland.
"Probably not, but it may make you think you are," Heir 1 suggested. "Can I try it and find out?"
"NO!" Dirtman and I scream in unison.
"I was only kidding," Heir 1 said, walking away and shaking his head like he really should be devoting more time toward finding us a good, clean nursing home.
I decided to go online to find out what, exactly, had infiltrated my innocent houseplant and if it will one night consume us all.
Turns out I have one of these. Nothing exotic. Like the birds at my birdfeeder ("typical feeder bird...), even my fungus is mundane.
The only question left is: Which one left the spores?
Incidently: new puppy photos over on Flickr. Link is on the right, so you don't have to bother reading my blather anymore if you only love me for my puppy photos...