I was setting up to photograph one of these mushrooms, another first sighting for me. Setting up is a process: lay down a small canvas tarp to kneel on in the wet and muck, flatten out the tripod, get the camera the right distance from the subject, then begin carefully moving forest debris out of the way. If you ever played the game of pick-up sticks when a kid, it is a lot like that. When I went to move the final slender twig, the mushroom fell over! "Beans!" I tried propping it up but it just didn't look right so I packed up all my gear and moved on, disappointed that I lost out on a first. A little way down the trail I found another in much better shape, and here it is.
Reminds me of a fried egg.
The set-up for the above photos.
The set-up for yesterday's golf ball sized white blob.