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Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Elf of Plants

Rain brought surprises in the night

Orange Mushrooms

Yellow Mushroom

Red Mushrooms

Red Mushrooms II

The mushroom is the elf of plants
At evening it is not
At morning in a truffled hut
It stops upon a spot.

Emily Dickinson


Kim Mailhot said...
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Kim Mailhot said...

This was so sweet ! The elf of plants ! Love that !
My Russian grandmother used to love the fall and the mushroom hunt. Anything red or yellow was known to be highly toxic, even possible deadly, but she would find the ones you could eat, morels I think, and make a feast of them that night or, if the bounty was really good, pickle them for later. They were always delicious but it always felt just a little dangerous, eating the mushrooms that grew in the woods, next to the ones that could kill you.
Well...that little story just burst out of me whne I saw you Elves ! Thanks for that !
Happy Labor Day Weekend ! I hope it is full of treasures !

Nettie Edwards said...

Are these in your garden? How wonderful! I once lived next to a field where Blewits grew and would get up early to pick them for breakfast.Although, the colour did put me off...until i tasted them!

Lisa said...

Oooh how neat! Did you look for faeries? :)

peggy gatto said...

Gorgeous picture!!!!!!
Don't eat them though!!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Magical gifts from Mother Nature! There's got to be a few fairies and elves somewhere nearby! These are awesome! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Poetic Artist said...

The faeries moved to your house this week. They were at my house a few weeks ago on my blog..Except your vacation homes are much more pretty in color than mine.

*jean* said...

ooo al these are fabulous photos!! i can just imagine you scrunching around on the ground trying to get these too!! well done!

Ozstuff said...

Wow! Your mushroom photos are magnificent. I thought such colours came from an artist's imagination as the only mushrooms I have seen here in Oz are earthy and uninteresting. Fabulous stuff.

Lori Saul said...

Amazing photos! I expect to see little fairies amongst these wonders of the woods! Thank you for your lovely comment Alberta

Pom Pom said...

Oh my goodness! Glorious! Well, I'm going to have to visit on a regular basis! WHAT a lovely dose of pretty!

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Now since you surely had to lay down on your belly to get these fabulous shots....well then, you surely saw the faries too.

Barbara Hagerty said...

These are so gorgeous in all their poisonous splendor! What beautiful colors and wonderfully strange shapes! I love mushrooms: To look at, and to eat! A friend of mine had a poisonous mushroom in Russia, and the doctors said that the only thing that saved her was the amount of vodka in her system at the time. I love it! Drink vodka, eat mushrooms (but carefully--only the safe ones)!! Your photos are beautiful! XOXO