This is one of my favorite dead trees in the Cove, listing slightly on the path to the beach. It's evolution is slower than that of its living brethren, whose annual budding, leafing, shedding cycles look downright ostentatious next to this tree's slow decay.
Lately though, perhaps thanks to the rains, my favorite dead tree has put on a show. Or put up with a show, since it didn't produce this fungus. But here it is, all color and texture and lovely fuzzy weirdness.