Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's Rained a Lot Lately!



It has rained buckets for what seems like weeks around here. Monday, I got really desperate. Then I had a brainstorm .......mushrooms or toadstools....whatever! I cruised my neighborhood until I found some nice specimens. It didn't take long believe me. They are everywhere and in every imaginable shape and color. I made a quick turn around, jumped out of the car (in the rain), and popped off a few quick shots. Having a daily photo blog one has to be very creative, especially in inclimate weather.


Homegrown, Chez Virginia

21 comments:

Olivier said...

la première photo est superbe, j'aime beaucoup la profondeur de champ.

Babzy said...

are they eatable ???

Jilly said...

Where is Alice in Wonderful. Who was the guy who sat on the toadstool? Love the shots.

Bibi said...

Jilly, it was the pipe-smoking caterpillar!

The last mushrooms I saw came from the supermarket here...it's been very dry...

Kcalpesh said...

Great catch. Are these edible or they are wild mushrooms?

Julie said...

Pristine is a word that comes to the tip of the tongue.

Ever done that exercise where you remove the stem, place the mushroom on a piece of blotting paper, wait 24 hours and marvel at the pattern of spores on the bp ... aint nature wonderful!

Julie said...

Are you going to start B&W film with a 50mm prime in January? On a separate blog? Interesting project, if so ...

Follow Sean at An Instant in Time, Switzerland ...

B SQUARED said...

No caterpillar? Poor Alice.

Virginia said...

Julie,
I'm still pondering the BW challenge. Snapper's made a good case for it. I think I will start and try for a month. If I can do it and keep a photo on this blog each day, then it may work. I haven't thought about another blog just for the project. Yikes. I think I'll have ato make it work here. We'll see. Could you send the link for the blog you mentioned? Merci

As far ast the edible mushroom question, I have no idea. I do have a mushroom expert I met in France this summer. I am going to send both pics to Serge and get his opinon! All I know is that if it's growing in your yard, you probably shouldn't be tasting them!!!

Daryl said...

Clever! I was hoping to spy a troll ..

Marie-Noyale said...

Used to be my favorite past time in the Fall..
Getting mushrooms with my father who knew which one we could use in the omelet!!!

Char said...

they have gone crazy around here too

great shots

cewmont said...

what a fun idea! You turned those pesty little mushrooms into art!

and yes--they have been popping up everywhere around here!

Janet Kincaid said...

You laid on the ground for that first shot, didn't you?

Cool photos!

Virginia said...

J,
You know I've never laid on the ground for ANY shot! HA

Jacob said...

These all look familiar, V. With all the rain we've had, the same or similar mushrooms have popped up just about everywhere.

Shoot 'em but don't eat 'em.

marley said...

You've ruined the vision I had of you lying in the wet grass taking photos!

Anyway.

Why is it good to take a mushroom to a party?

Because they are fungi to be with!

Sorry :)

Virginia said...

Marley,
As soon as someone starts paying me big bucks for doing this blog, I'll start lying in wet ( or dry) grass for a photo!HA

kathi said...

Great photo!
I'm glad the sun has been shining off and on for the past two days!

TheChieftess said...

We have mushrooms on our lawn regularly during the damper seasons of the year...and I have to say, I never thought about getting down and taking pics...WOW!!! Love these!!!

Maya said...

So, you are resorting to the mushroom shots! Actually, I like mushroom shots. :-)