This time of year we get rain and warm, but not hot days. That breeds mycelium (mushrooms). Of course being an avid gardener, I pulled up all the fruiting bodies. But across the street from our house is a big patch of grass that isn’t so faithfully tended. And I’m glad. Because when the conditions are just right, the fairy rings appear. If you’ve never seen a fairy ring, it’s a circle of grass that’s perfectly outlined in mushrooms. It’s really amazing, otherworldly actually. It makes me want to put on fairy wings and dance.
Of course, I wouldn’t be a sweet little elfin fairy with a crinoline tutu. I picture myself more as Holly Short from the Artemis Fowl books. Holly may have wings, but she packs Neutrino 2000, can fly any ship with turbo thrusters, and take down a charging bull goblin without breaking a sweat. Yep, that’s my kind of elfin fairy.
Here’s picture of a fairy ring. It’s not the one across the street, which is actually better, but I don’t have a photo of it.