Saturday, September 27, 2008

THE MOREL OF THE STORY

For the past several weeks I have been doing a Mushroom study, because it has been so damn HUMID down here, and what else can one do outside except take photos of things that grow in humidity. Like mushrooms. While being chewn alive by the thousands of miniature vampires (i.e. mosquitos) that inhabit the same woodland area. I consider it worth the numerous blood suckings that took place upon my person to get these incredible photos. Like Alice, I drank the liquid that made me shrink and walk amongst them. I had no idea of the diversity of the shroom population until I ventured forth. Some of them are rather sexual in appearance (many, in fact). I could imagine Georgia O'Keefe painting the insides of several. Can't tell you a thing about them, the names nor whether they're poisonous or benign. All I know is that they are incredibly beautiful. And have a very short life. Because like Dracula, once that sunlight comes out and dries the air, they wither. I call them forest flowers. (And all praise to Canon for their brilliant little miracle of a camera the 610A Powershot.)





8 comments:

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Love the title of this post. Those are all on your property Guilia? I have a ton of them too and all the bloggers are posting pictures of their mushrooms. Check out this blog: www.looseleafnotes.blogspot.com. If that doesn't work, go to my blog and look for her blog on the left. She wrote a post where she took pictures of all the mushrooms and she named them. That's the funny part. It's worth a few minutes.

You're right. Some of them are sexual. And they're soft! Like velvet. Man, I wish I knew which ones are poisonous because some of them are huge and meaty!

www.GreenerPastures--ACityGirlGoesCountry.blogspot.com

colleen said...

I love the slide show! I recognize many of them after having gone on my own hunt. I love the undersides of them too. And all the colors!

Giulia said...

Thanks Debi for the Colleen site and thanks Colleen for your response. Yes, Debi, they're all on our property. Too many trees, not enough sun. But great shrooms! And enjoyed your names Colleen.

Dan said...

Incredible!

RebJam said...

Hey how very enticing. I do like that slideshow . .your previous posts about PC naivete seems to be for naught!

Giulia said...

We keep on learnin' Rebecca!

Becky Mushko said...

I've noticed the mushrooms in my woods (I live a few miles from Debi) have been especially plentiful and varied this year.

Giulia said...

Too much humidity!!!!!