Thursday, 6 November 2008

Non-flowering plants.......

Fungi has always fascinated me...........
As a small child I would wander the woods with my parents.........

trying to find toadstools or mushrooms.....even a fairy or two........


I am still looking for fairies...........but today found lots of fungi in my garden......
there are over 10,000 fungus species in Britain............
they break down living or dead organic matter............
and recycle it for eventual use by other creatures...............

Now this looks like it may have a fairy hidden somewhere!!


23 comments:

beckie said...

Cheryl, I love your fungi photos. It's amazing the different shapes, colors and sizes they come in. We have lots during the spring, but fall also brings a few types. I think you are right about the fairys hiding some where close to them. Have a great weekend!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Fungi are the most intersting plants. Lichen and moss are right up there too. It is amazing to see how many different colors of them you can find. Yes, I might be able to see a fairy wing nestled in that moss near the mushroom umbrella. Fairies need those here right now. It is raining. Yipeeee.... we need the rain.

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie......fungi are so beautiful....as you say always something different...I would be interested to see some of yours at some point......
Have a great weekend to.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa.......you saw the fairy wing too!!!
So glad it is raining....I know that desperate feeling when it has been so dry......
we are having so much rain it is becoming a tad depressing.....are we ever happy with the weather??

Mimi said...

Yes, there are faeries somewhere... I can smell it! :D

ChrisND said...

Fungi can be...fun...to hunt and view ;-) It is amazing how they fill spaces you might not expect with different colors and shapes.

Wendy said...

Your toadstools are pretty. I like to look at the delicate fluting underneath the top. Oh yes, there are certainly some faeries hiding beneath the toadstools!

Graceanne Grateful said...

Absolutely wonderful pix of your mushrooms, Cheryl, and I love your new header too. That bird is so beautiful.
Have a very happy weekend.
Lovingly, Graceanne :)

Naturegirl said...

Fairy umberellas every one!

Rose said...

I think those fairies must see you coming near with your camera and hiding out, Cheryl:) You've captured some interesting shapes here. I haven't noticed any fungi here lately, but then it's been very dry...until today. Rain and the cold are settling in.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs. I was fascinated by fungi as a child and still enjoy the amazing variety around.

Rusty in Miami said...

We don’t get many in Florida except during the rainy season, they are great to photograph. You did a great job.

Cheryl said...

Hi Chris....good to see you around again.....I love the composition of some of the photos.....the fungi were very obliging......

Cheryl said...

Hi Graceanne....tku re header....the robin is a very territorial bird.....they stay all year in the garden and had two broods this year......which was great.......

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose....Lisa said how dry it is, so your rain is much needed.....winter may be arriving??

marmee said...

very cool post on your fungi. you have a great deal of moisture there don't you?
i visited georgia in september and there was an awful lot of fungi there, fascinating.

Cheryl said...

It is raining as I type Marmee.....yes lots of moisture.....very bad for the joints as you get older...lol

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Cheryl, I didn't realize fungi broke down organic matter. I loved the shot of the moss in the background. It looks so lovely, cool, and soft.

Patsi said...

Fairies are there. You just don't see them.

Cheryl said...

Hi Morningglories.....neither did I actually until a couple of years ago.....I bought a book on fungi and was just amazed at how important they are......you learn something everyday......

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
These are lovely pictures. Your camera is learning to see like you.
The robin on your headed is a beautiful bird. Your picture is lovely too.
It is so good to learn how each aspect of nature has a role...important role too. The fungi are so important and your pictures show how beautiful they are. The Fairies have always known how lovely the mosses and the mushrooms are. Wonderful for soft sleeping spots and fine for dancing. My fairy rings always have a few toadstool chairs too. Lately when I look at moss I see felt...clouds also look like felt.
Fun post! Thank you.

It is cold at my house
and I smell snow.
The north wind is blowing
the clouds are low.
Brr....
Cocoa time.
Hugs,
Sherry

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....I am trying so hard with my new camera....I do not find it wasy.......you are my sole inspiration, if I can take one, just one photograph that is special I shall be pleased.....
fungi, I love all of them, so intricate, so detailed, a joy to study......

We still have rain here, but had a brief glimpse of sunshine yesterday.......it is so damp.....the garden is messy......I am loving my wellies at the moment....

Glad felting is fun.....I am enjoying following your path......

Hugs

Dawny P said...

Gorgeous photos Cheryl - I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds fungi so fascinating. Maybe it's the thought of the fairies lol xxxx