Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Wild Fungus

I am endlessly fascinated by the wild fungus outcrops that autumn rains bring. I don't know whether it is because we have had such a bad drought that the fungus is more spectacular than ever - or maybe I am just noticing it with fresh eyes since it is a year since I last saw it! Whatever it is - just fascinating.....

These were tiny - about 1cm across - and so orange

Then these big babies growing in an old tree stump. Maybe 15 different clusters, all at different stages in their life cycle. See them poking out from under the wood?

Nearing the end  of their life cycle and looking a bit ugly!

 And who could go past these magical red spotted toadstools? Keep meaning to do a miniature scene around them with mini animals etc, but it never happens.....
Isn't Mother Nature just marvellous???


  1. Great photos. I love the little orange ones, they look like something you'd find on the ocean floor - gorgeous! x

    1. Aren't they just exquisite? Found on a small decaying branch lying in a paddock. I was holding the branch to try and take the photos, but my sister-in-law's dog, Stig, thought I was getting ready to throw the branch for him!! Made it hard to get the best photo!!

  2. Wow, are those toadstools real?! They look just like something out of a childre's picture book or a painting of what a toadstool should look like. I have never seen such great specimans...
    Clare x

  3. They are indeed real - and I can only begin to imagine what you and your talented family could do with them!! The depictions of them in illustrations are telling the truth!! They last for absolutely ages, too. I love them. Can't you just picture little fairies living under them?