AND IT IS NOT BACON!
Like many midwestern locations, West Walnut Manor has been going through a seemingly never-ending period of dreary, rain-saturated weeks. Ok, I might have exaggerated a bit … but it has been wet. But today … the SUN returned! But when I walked outside into the clear (somewhat chilling) air, I discovered bacon growing out of the railing around the deck!
But, I decided it must be some kind of flat fungus among us, so I went to the Encyclopedia Britannica. (Question: How many of you also learned how to spell encyclopedia by watching the Mickey Mouse Club?) There, I learned there are over 80,000 known species of organisms of the kingdom Fungi, which includes the yeasts, rusts, smuts, mildews, molds, mushrooms, and toadstools. Now, I’ll have to go back and discover what a smut is.
Amazing, if you just look around your everyday world, you’re sure to discover something you never knew!