September 30th - October 5th, 2014.
This mushroom emerged on the shoulder of the road outside our place. It looked like it would be a specimen mushroom so I decided to photograph it each day until it opened completely.
October 3rd, morning
October 3rd, afternoon
October 3rd, afternoon. The mushroom, in profile, showing the veil still partially attached to the cap.
The cap grew so large that it split the stem. I’ve never seen this in a mushroom before.