Although the same species, this is not the same mushroom I posted as an abstract a while back. I went looking for woodland flowers this morning and not much was happening. They must be spent from their glory last year just as the Mountain Laurel was disappointing this year. When I was there three weeks ago I saw this fungus as a little pup and look at it now…a full grown gorgeous Reishi.
As mushrooms go, this qualifies as fireworks.