I went to visit Kim and Peter this morning, and no sooner had I arrived than I saw a huge Boletus Fungus growing amongst the grass below a stand of Eucalypt trees.
I took a photo.
Before I left I mentioned this to Kim, and she said:"Did you see the big one?" I pointed to the one I had photographed, and she said: "Oh no, that's not the big one". She was right. This was huge. I took another photo with the same lens cap for scale, as with the first shot. This is Phlebopus marginatus, (follow link to Gaye's photo), said to be the largest fungus in Australia. Some specimens have been recorded up to a metre in diameter. Mine would be approximately 500 mm across the widest part (it was not perfectly round). The lens cap is 68 mm external diameter.
Then, we took a shot with Kim's Gum Boots for a human scale. You can see that this is a pretty huge Fungus.And then I thought I would try one with Lena - for a variety of scale images. Lena could not see the point of this photo - but I can. Small dog - Huge fungus.
Kim had recently harvested over 150 Pumpkins from her vegie patch. These are some which she has not yet given away.I was given a very nice Butternut Pumpkin (my favourite), which I look forward to eating. The big greenish-blue ones are Queensland Blues, and there are many JAP Pumpkins, along with two different varieties of Water Melons.