pine mushrooms that are happiest living on or
around pine stumps.
Some are hermits but they are rare
some snuggle up like lovers and shun all others
others prefer suburban living
yet others crowd together in fear
there are those who find more elevated habitations
fearful of the rising waters of global warming
and caring mothers protecting their children
until the time comes to let go of this life and return
back into the earth.
From a walk in a pine plantation. I was hoping for edible
mushrooms but unfortunately the forest department, in it's wisdom?
had sprayed some dreadful poison last spring and killed not only
the habitat of all the little birds who spent their winters here and
bred in spring, but also the dozens of varieties of mushrooms that
used to grace the forest floor.
Next time I may post the forest itself.
What a shame the poison was sprayed. These look like lovely mushrooms. I hope you will share the forest too.ReplyDelete
i love the ones that look like pancakes.ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures. It is such a shame that some people feel that they know best what should be growing in a given area.ReplyDelete
You make these delights look magical .ReplyDelete
What a beautiful colour those mushrooms are as they are beginning to rot back into the earth.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh Arija this is a brilliant post! Wonderful pictures and your captions have me smiling so much.ReplyDelete
Except only I am very sorry about the spray. What's wrong with people anyway. (Not just your country, sorry to say.)
Great pictures, Arija – but more importantly, a delightfully constructed narrative.ReplyDelete
oh, i enjoyed this post very much! mushrooms are fascinating subjects. my grandmother used to tell stories about fairies while we were picking mushrooms.:pReplyDelete
a real shame a poison was sprayed here.
What a shame they had to spray them! Mushrooms are interesting to photograph anyway. i'll be looking forward to seeing the forest.ReplyDelete
I love fungi! Too bad about the spray, another habitat destoyed :(ReplyDelete
Those are very lovely shots, and i envy your moisture in the soil which is conducive to their growth. We are still at our dry season, waiting for rain to induce them to grow. I also love the humor in your post. But some look like cookies and others look like pancakes! Does it reveal that i am already very hungry!ReplyDelete
Mushrooms are one of the most photogenic subjects. Lovely shots and lovely post Arija.ReplyDelete
I love how you've differentiated how and where the mushrooms grow. The poison problem seems everywhere - in scrub areas I once liked to walk in the Riverland, (deterring foxes and rabbits) and in the hills my walking companion advised me not to eat the juicy blackberries I was delighted to find, in case they had been sprayed and poisoned.ReplyDelete
Poison sprays are so dangerous. I am really very, very wary about them. Yes, they (might) kill the thing you want destroyed, but what else are they going to take out?ReplyDelete
And I would love to go for a walk through the forest with you...
Arija, lovely captures of the mushrooms. It is sad they have to spray poison. Wonderful post, have a happy day!ReplyDelete
I can´t believe that they had to spray the mushrooms! I love picking mushrooms!ReplyDelete
Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
They really look like snuggling ... sweet pics!ReplyDelete
Lovely images but your text made them more special.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love that rich, warm brown!ReplyDelete
Love those expressive mushrooms! Too bad about the spraying. Probably some hired biologist signed off on its selection and use in this manner, but it sounds like a "scorched earth" approach.ReplyDelete
I love the story you told with each image... the forest is fascinating on every level!ReplyDelete
I always love looking at wild mushrooms, they are always so interesting. Your photos are great Arija.ReplyDelete
How unfortunate that those whom did the spraying did not use their right minds when causing such destruction. The Mushrooms are wonderful and this year, I went hunting for Morels and found NONE...ZERO...sigh. Oh well, I went to the market and purchased 2 kinds that we enjoy. Could you please e-mail me your e-mail, via my AOL account...thanking you in advance with hugs your way~ReplyDelete
Great story to go with the mushrooms! Looking forward to seeing more!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the mushroom descriptions immensely, but very sorry to hear about the spraying.ReplyDelete
Such a shame, at times, to be part of the foolish human race. Thanks for being one of the good guys, Arija - makes me feel proud to be a human again to know there are those like you!
I love funghi! What a great selection.ReplyDelete
These appear to be some sort of gymnopilus which are truly magicalReplyDelete