Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Glowing Alien Mushrooms
As I looked closer that glow seemed to be coming from a tree stump. In fact, the glow was not one solid glow, but several orange glows. I wondered what it could be, but it was really too far for me to figure it out by myself. I used my camera to try and find out, and the picture above is the result. I still couldn't figure it out at the time though.
Usually when a guy who is all alone in the forest decides to get a closer look at a strange far off glow it doesn't end well for him. That's how it is in any movie you might see anyway. What would usually happen is that he would find out that it was an evil skin eating alien from Uranus, or something or other like that.
That first person began to turn into a mushroom creature. The rest of them locked themselves in the ship for awhile, but eventually ventured out again. You know what happens in a movie like that. Each of them one by one decided to sample the mushrooms for themselves, don't ask me why, and turned into mushroom creatures.
Finally the last guy was left. He was the narrator of the movie. He resisted for a very long time. Too long in a bad movie that was done being entertaining long ago. Finally he succumbed to hunger. The last lines the narrator spoke were, "I ate them!!!" Then they showed his face. He was a mushroom creature.
But it doesn't really hurt to get a closer look at something. Chances are it won't be a souls sucking alien from Crapton 7. As long as you look but don't touch you should be just fine. And watch where you step too! There was poison ivy where I was when I saw these mushrooms. And remember that snakes could be lurking near too.
They are kind of beautiful though, aren't they.
Nature Center Magazine - Emma has another Nature Site Of The Week today. This week she is featuring one of my newest friends. Go take a look.