Fungi Art for Sale by Artist 08

Fungi Art for Sale by Artist 08

A mushroom picture really only reveals a little bit about the life of the fungus mycelium which produces the mushroom fruit body you see in the picture. A snapshot of the life of the fungus is really a good term. Because the mushroom itself is merely the fruiting body of the mycelium, taking a mushroom picture shows a snapshot in time - of the time when the mycelium is fruiting, which may sometimes be very brief in a given season. The picture captures this short time out of the longer lifetime of the mycelium, and it also captures only a small physical piece which has sprung of the mycelium - the fruiting body which is the mushroom. 

© C Ribet 2013