Impossible Shrooms

It’s springtime in Laos and we are in the middle of a very long dry spell. There has been no rain since January and temperatures are peaking in the high 30s and, occasionally, the early 40s (for our American friends, that’s well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit).

Birds are dropping out of the sky, geckos are falling off the walls, toads are hibernating deep underground and Mekong river catfish are knocking on the door asking to borrow a cup of water.

Yet, in the midst of a dusty sunrise, two mushrooms found the will (and enough moisture) to say g’day.

Impossible Shrooms

Impossible Shrooms


  1. […] had read about this happening in the Dr Siri books, and even joked about it in one of our recent posts, but until I saw it with my own eyes I never really thought that it could get so hot a lizard would […]


  2. […] I mention the other day that it was dry and dusty here in Laos? Well here is a shot of Wat Amphone from the Laos / Thai […]


  3. It still looks very green for such dry and hot conditions!


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