This beautiful red velvet looking mushroom caught my eye this summer. As I do often I will photograph it and return a few days later to see its progress. As you see here it is beautiful the 1st day I photographed it. By the 5th day it had turned quite ugly. But. . . . . .is it really ugly? The older I get the more appreciation I have for the outdoors. In its own time what may look ugly is really quite unique and beautiful in itself. It is doing what it was created to do. God knows what He is doing!