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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Fungi

Plural I guess is the same as singular.....Fungi 

I have no idea what these are actually called as individual species, does it really matter, probably not unless you are a fungi expert, but by heck they are pretty.....






















This was the largest, about 5 inches across....


I think my next job will be to sketch them, that will be another post though.


Have a great weekend.




20 comments:

  1. The small mushrooms look like tiny umbrellas

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  2. Love to see a sketch of the first one particularly!

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  3. The first picture is Coprinus comatus, the shaggy ink cap, lawyer's wig, or shaggy mane. Edible when young, but don't drink alcohol with it, or you'll be feeling rather poorly!

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    1. I've left it too late to eat it then! Lol. Thanks for letting us know what it is called. It was all on its own away from the other fungi and a wonder we spotted it at all :-)

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  4. The top one's so frilly and delicate looking.

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    1. We thought that too. It was small about 2 inches high and well hidden next to the path, so pleased we saw it.

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  5. They're all pretty and interesting, but the first one is especially beautiful. It looks a little like a frilly fairy's gown. :)

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    1. It does look like that Mary. Certainly the prettiest of the bunch.

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  6. Makes me want a yummy salad with a variety of mushroom toppings!

    Do love the 1st one the most, though; makes me think of ghosts on Halloween!

    -Barb

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    1. It does....made me think of halloween too.

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  7. Beautiful fungi! Makes one want to look for Faeries! ;)

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    1. Halloween and faeries....amazing how one plant can conjure different thoughts :)

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  8. They are all very pretty. I think the small ones are called fairy caps.

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    1. I hoped somebody would give me another species name, thanks Eileen :-)

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  9. A lot of choice there if you want to poison yourself LOL , but yes they are beautiful and a great painting subject .

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    1. Yes, I thought that too. I wouldn't even chance picking mushrooms in case I got it wrong, lol :-)

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  10. Great images I will look forward to seeing your pictures too! Sarah x

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