There are few things in Nature more temporary than mayflys and (some) mushrooms. The former comes with the rite of Spring and the promise of Summer to come, whereas the latter is an opportunistic, spore-driven wonder of Nature, which can take amazing shapes and present stunning beauty.
Quite often these beauties are reviled and simply trodden upon, rather than appreciated, as their location on forest floors doesn’t protect them from the inconsiderate travellers through their domain.
This little beauty stood proud among the detritus of the forest floor, showing off as a jewel among common pebbles. Several hours after I captured it in this photo, it was gone….
Inspired by the WordPress Daily Post prompt of Temporary.