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http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
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On 11/23/18 6:28 PM, Ant wrote:
http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.

Fungus among us....or perhaps bacteria
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On 11/23/2018 5:28 PM, Ant wrote:
http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.

Were you near the Woolsey fire? If so, that could be Phos-Chek that had
been dropped as a fire retardant. The rain would have rinsed it off the
foliage in your garden.

If it is indeed Phos-Chek, relax. As it breaks down, it becomes
fertilizer.

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in Florida -- is not the answer.
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On 11/24/2018 8:21 AM, David E. Ross wrote:
On 11/23/2018 5:28 PM, Ant wrote:
http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.

Were you near the Woolsey fire? If so, that could be Phos-Chek that had
been dropped as a fire retardant. The rain would have rinsed it off the
foliage in your garden.

If it is indeed Phos-Chek, relax. As it breaks down, it becomes
fertilizer.


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On 11/23/2018 11:41 PM, azigni wrote:
On 11/23/18 6:28 PM, Ant wrote:
http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.

Fungus among us....or perhaps bacteria


Today's shots: https://postimg.cc/gallery/ldh8btv2/

I noticed removing the orange powder and digging shallow reveal the
normal brown soil. it seems to only exist above the ground.

A Redditor says it might be rust since it matches since the orange is
like dust. Also digging under it revealed regular dark brown soil like
you see around spot.
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