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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Blonde, Beautiful and Deadly: The Dangerous Companion.


16 comments:

patientgardener said...

I do find fungi fascinating and quite beautiful

Meredith said...

Gorgeous photo, though. :)

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

This is a stunning photo! I too like fungi, so long as they're not growing in the refrigerator or my shoes....

Amy said...

Great photo!

Michelle said...

Beautiful photo.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a great shot you got of them. Do you know the variety?

Carol said...

Absolutely stunning photograph! The trees... movement and moss ... wonderful. Fascinating fungi...OOPS a play on words with PG. So I gather from you title ... it is not a good idea to eat this. ;>(

Andrea said...

splendid photo you have there! I love the DOF. Have you seen my mushrooms, both for the eyes only and for the table!

The shapes and colors of mushrooms are awesome, if i did not major in plants maybe i am in mushrooms. lol

Rothschild Orchid said...

Alas I fear that although beautiful this is the dreaded Honey Fungus. It is the most deadly fungal disease in the U.K. It spreads underground attacking and killing the roots of perennials and then decays the dead wood.

The old apple orchard at Tumbledown is beyond saving now, but the trees are hauntingly beautiful at this time of year with moss, fungi and frost. The plan is to take the orchard out and clear the large patch of land to make from scratch a new garden. There is much work that needs doing on the smallholding first, but the knowledge that I have a large plot I can design from scratch is powering me forward with the rest of it! I also hope to be able to plant fruit trees around the perimiter of the land to replace the lost orchard trees.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Rothschild Orchid, I totally sympathise. Honey Fungus was responsible for the devastation of a garden in Warwickshire of great friends of mine. I so admire your optimistic outlook.

jro said...

They are edible, though - you can always eat them to get your revenge!

http://www.mssf.org/cookbook/honey.html

Rothschild Orchid said...

Oh well looks like I'll be eating lots of Honey Fungus and ground elder this year then!

I'm remaining optimistic as it is only concentrated in one area that I am soon to blitz and the main garden is in a seperate fungus free area (thank heavens for small mercies!).

Kiki said...

Wickedly beautiful!! You have stolen my heart! Gorgeous photo!!

Di said...

RO, they are such a beautiful specimen and do entice with that linear beauty.

JP said...

I have a copy of 'Magical Mushrooms, Mischevious Molds' (highly recommend it!) which says that of the 12 varieties, "all are edible, though some have caused mild indigestion in some people." That's usually enough for me to pass. I love the photo!

Sara said...

Rothy my dearest, You really need to think about going freelance with your photo's, they are just stunning and would sell very well!!