I had spotted this fungus a little more than a year ago growing on the lowest part of the trunk and roots on a tree in a temples courtyard. It’s brightly colored orange ears creating a patchwork, families, against the dark tree bark.
I was captivated by the hues. I had to get in for a closer look. I wanted to know what shapes it had taken. What makes it grow? Why does it only grow on one of the trees in the temple’s yard?
I don’t know. These little fungus blossoms help me to focus, to be on my watch. For no one knows when the return will come.