Saturday, October 10, 2009

mystery mushrooms

Does anyone know what kind of mushrooms these are?
I'm still loving the fall eye candy that is springing up on San Juan Island. These beautiful, delicate little bell mushrooms are pushing their way up all along our forest roads. It's as though they are sneaking out, then grow to tower over the weeds. I wonder if they are edible? If you know what these are, please tell me! And if they are edible.
Can't you just visualize little woodland creatures living in these, like fortresses? They look like they have little shingled roofs, and have been there for hundreds of years.


11 comments:

SharonP said...

I have no idea what class of mushrooms they are but they look as if they came from Lothlorien, or perhaps Mirkwood Forest! Watch for elves next!

Diana said...

These little fanciful shrooms certainly are intriquing. I think I do see an elfin peering out from behind one. Great photos, Riki!
Diana

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

I think they're called "shaggy manes" and they are edible.

Silver Artisan said...

They do look yummy in the first pic, like pastries. Nature never cease to amaze me, beautiful.

farmlady said...

Oh, please be careful with mushrooms. People have died because they THOUGHT they knew what kind they were eating. Only experts should say which are edible and which are not. Please don't eat them.

Silver Artisan said...

Thank you Riki, for your sweet comment to my blog : )
I didn't think for a moment that you were going to really eat the mushrooms LOL, they are quite beautiful though! Where ever we live there is amazing nature, nice of you to share your corner with us.

slommler said...

Those mushrooms are fantastic!!! Don't know if they are edible but they sure are beautiful!! And I agree!! "Great pics!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Charlene said...

I'm seeing wood fairies living under them!!!! Don't you? Loved the photos of you & Diana with the sunsets & wine with a view. Oh how I want to come visit your area!!!!! I am trying to talk "Honey" into an RV so we can summer up the California, Oregon, Washington coast. WISH me luck & cross your fingers. I'm still wanting that bird bracelet. Let me see how Trade Days go on the 24th.

Stephani Gorman said...

They have such wonderful texture! Great hangouts for little creatures!!! :)

diane said...

Oh Riki! I love these pictures and these gorgeous little mushroom! You will love using them in your Visual Poetry class.....Susan posted about it today =)
diane
xoxox

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Where are the fairies to go along with these beautiful mushrooms? They are so cute and look as if someone drew them. Could they actually be real? What a find!