Is this a fungus/mushroom, or a flower? It grew virtually overnight just as fungi do, but there is a clear flower at the end. Anyone?
Gotcha!... sort of. This is the barred owl that lives on our property. She/he is fully grown now. So far this is as close as we could get to a picture. This owl is very camera shy. Here I stopped the truck going up the drive, got out my trusty smart phone (where's that damned Nikon D70 when I need it?!) and snapped this through the windshield.
Driving back to the city.