These are some pics from the drive to/from Calaveras in the last post, along with all the mushrooms I found while there.
This is the remnants of the bubble before the recession. On highway 99 south of the Sacramento area is a development miles from anywhere. The speculative investors started building, expecting the sprawl to continue and surround this new mall. Then the sprawl stopped… ten miles away. So they lost tenants and couldn’t finish construction, leaving a decaying relic of our bad development decisions.
I really want to know what that tower thing was going to be
Up in the mountains even without much rain, mushrooms abounded. Here are oysters, not very fresh though
Not sure what this is, but check out the rust colored spores that have fallen onto its stem
These honey mushrooms have white spores
The mycelium here is the actual organism, the mushroom is just a fruit
An edible bolete
Umbronate, inwardly concave
Some sierra quartz, see any gold veins?
Matsutake, very valuable in Asia
Sulfur mushrooms, young
There they are
Sunsets! My favorite