12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile

Your hope lies from where you come from. Without the dead sticks and leaves this mushroom would've never had enough nourishment to make it without water or sunlight. Where it came from had a past and without it this mushroom would not have fertilization. Called the "decomposers" these mushrooms are rooted in previous lives. Without the struggle of plants that lived before it, this decomposer could not have the opportunity to bloom today.

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Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Echo Park , California, United States of America
Copyright: © Sarah Liss