Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mushrooms Growing in my Pasture

When I was cleaning my small pasture this morning I noticed these mushrooms. Needless to say I put the shovel down and went to get my camera before my horse could step on the mushrooms and squash them. This one looks like a little cap that a child might have for a doll.

I've seen lots of white mushrooms around, but these are the first orange ones. I didn't even notice that little baby mushroom in the first picture until I loaded it in my computer to 'play' with it. And that second orange mushroom has the most interesting companion.

This next one looks like it has mold growing on it. When I first saw it, I thought it was some excess fur from our cream-colored cat, John. I do find bits and pieces of him stuck to brambles and berry vines all over our property.

This last one looks to me like it was made out of delicate lace.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.


Helen Ginger said...

I did enjoy the pictures. Who knew mushrooms could have such personalities!

Straight From Hel

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I always enjoyed looking at mushrooms when I was a kid because I had a lot of books where fairies used mushrooms for umbrellas. :) Great pics!

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Karen Walker said...

They are beautiful. I especially love the last one.

Terry Odell said...

I'm going to send hubster to this post. He's a mushroom freak - loves to find and identify them.

Mary said...

Who knew you could be inspired by a mushroom?!Beautiful!

Giggles and Guns

Anj said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Maryann Miller said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by to leave a comment. Glad you all liked the pics. Never thought of them having personalities, Helen, but you are right. They do. And I had forgotten about the fairies and the umbrellas. Thanks for the reminder, Elizabeth.

Terry, I would love for your husband to identify these. I have no clue. I just know enough not to eat them. And so does my horse. LOL

Lynda Young said...

Such beautiful photos. I love them!

D2TM2 said...

Mushroom ID-
The last one looks like a Leucocoprinus but is hard to tell without a size reference scale in the photo and a view of the underside of the cap.

The fourth one is indeed a fungus/mold growing on a gilled mushroom. Could be a Lactarius.

The third one looks like a Russula or a bolete (need to see the bottom of the cap.

I couldn't find pictures of anything similar to the first to. Mushrooms are often hard to identify and most don't have common names.

Dan Odell