Monday, 6 September 2010

Magical Mushrooms

It's mushroom picking time of year already!

My Dad was someone who loved to go mushroom picking. He would go to the woods and spend hours collecting them so my sister tells me. It was one of the things she loved to do with him.
By the time I was old enough to do this, he and my mum had split up, but I do remember my sister always loving this time of year for this very reason, mushroom picking.

if you don't know what ones are safe to eat, you can just photograph them instead! Some mushrooms are deadly.

Macro Monday


  1. I would love to do this hobby but I am always afraid that I will pick the wrong kind and end up in a coma!

    Great photos!!

  2. You are quite right to be afraid. Article in quite a few of the British papers today saying the author of The Horse Whisperer and a few of his close friends are requiring new kidneys after some fungi forays! Luckily their children didn't eat any, but I feel really bad for them. He has to spend 5 hrs every other day on dialysis just to keep himself going, must be awful.

  3. I think I'll stick to photographing them and steer clear of picking them. I'll let someone else do that for me. Great shots! You found so many different kinds.

  4. I want one of those clovers - but only the 4 leaf kind - I could use a little luck