Thursday, September 17, 2009

There's A Fungus Among-us.

I don't think I've ever seen such a variety and quantity of mushrooms as I have this year. Apparently the conditions are just perfect for fungi of all kinds to sprout before our eyes.
These are a few that have popped up in my yard:

None of these will adorn my dinner plate.
My Grandfather Butman could tell an edible mushroom a mile off. I don't have his talent, but I can spot the ones I shouldn't eat right away! But they still look really cool.


wendy said...

What neat pictures.I can't tell the edible ones either but I'm with you...they sure are interesting to look at!

amy said...

We have had a lot too! That and spiders! We even have some really bright orange on a tree stump. Something tells me bright orange is not good.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! I love that fifth mushroom -- it looks perfect. Did you look under it? I'll bet there are little people living there ;-).

CathyJean said...

Beautiful pictures!! I love mushrooms, but I would NEVER try to eat one in the wild ~ buy my shitake and portabellas safely wrapped at the grocery store :)
We have mushrooms sprouting up all over here too. Lots of rain and it's still raining! Weird, but I'm not complaining because it's better then the drought we usually have by this time of year.

whimseycreations said...

We've had them all over the front yard this year - really strange ones. And like someone else said - spiders - I've never seen so many cobwebs both in the house and garage in my life!

Utah Grammie said...

For yucky little things, they are sure cute!

sarayutouched said...

must be the in things this year...we've had the same type of mushroom growing about as well...weird!!

Terra said...

These are fun photos of mushrooms.
I read your comment on her post about my Christmas book on and headed over here to say hi.
I love pretty much everything that grows and springs up, including fungus and spiders that don't bite me!
My husband and I even cook occasionally with dried fungus that we buy in an Asian market. Yum.