Monday, July 14, 2008

Mushroom Kingdom

We've been getting a fair amount of rain lately. We had a very brisk shower yesterday, but it really came down Thursday night. Any rain we get in the southwest desert is a big deal.

With summer rain comes humidity. And with humidity comes mold. Here, mushrooms are growing out of our coir doormat:

The rug got wet during Thursday's storm. And since the humidity hasn't gone down, the rug never dried out. As a result, we now have a little science experiment propagating on the front porch.

I had been wanting to get a new doormat anyway.