Sunday, September 6, 2015
Fascinating Fungi, Photos By Amy
These mushrooms are growing on Ed's wood mulch pile. As an object to photograph, they are a veritable feast. Color, texture, light, shadows and shape are all fascinating. Fascinating too is the fact that these have appeared now when we haven't had rain for some time. My friend Inglelborg always said to look for mushrooms after the rain. She really knew her mushrooms and was one of the few people I knew that could cook wild mushrooms and I was not terrified to eat the results. I simply cannot tell the good from the bad.
In the full sun they have funny flattened caps. Down the slope where they are shaded for part of the day they look totally different!
Perhaps a lot could be said about this picture. I've never seen anything quite like it, but I think I'll leave it at fascinating.
How about a single specimen for closer inspection?
Last, but by no means least is this family group including a tiny pink baby mushroom. How cute is that?
I would love to know exactly what kind of mushroom these are. Ingelborg would know. WiseAcre would know too. I'll have to remain curious and fascinated!