Sometimes, the side facing away from the sun presents a better view. These fungi, a rather nondescript white on the top, were quite elaborate underneath. Gazing up the trunk of this tree, the beautiful and distinct rills and curves reminded me of the elaborate scrolls of a Corinthian column capital.

Fungus rills

6 thoughts on “Beauty underneath

    1. It’s funny. For years, I disliked fungi — associated them with poison and decay. But in the last few years, their fantastic shapes and interesting super powers have really become enchanting. These may be among my favorites because they almost seem to have been sculpted on the tree.

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