Friday, 25 May 2018


Often there is a lot going on under the surface before fruit appears.

Mushrooms and toadstools seem to pop up overnight. One day there's nothing there and the next there's a little clump of fully-formed mushrooms. But, like with most things, there is a lot going on behind the scenes. Or rather, under the earth in this case. Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi. They are produced by a network of threads or strands called hyphae that grow beneath the ground. We only see the fruit for a very short season - maybe only a couple of days - but the underground growth is there all year round.

When we want to see fruit, we must be prepared to put in all the unseen work for a short season of glory that may not even be noticed. Any fruit worth working for must be worth it for its own sake, not for what is noticed by others.

1 comment:

  1. I love this concept of working year-round for a short blooming (oft unnoticed) period. Beautifully portrayed, too - those mushrooms are awesome!


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