I love to see those...won't touch them though as they are edible, they might even be quite dangerous, but so attractive, a perfect image for Autumn!
Oooooh, I love toadstools! How magical and exciting. If you squint, you can definitely see the fairies sitting on them in the top photo.
Lol … that is a puzzler, indeed. The “bites” on that lovely mushroom seem a bit too perfect to be attributed to the tiny teeth of fairies. It does look as though a piece or two were off with a knife … as if it was a piece of pie. But I guess it is the natural separation of a mushroom that has simply grown too big.:)
This makes me want to go out and pick mushrooms with my dad, and then have scrambled eggs with mushrooms and some crunchy sourdough bread and butter with it.
I love these mushrooms and yes to faries!
Definately fairies! =)
Beautiful,they look as though they are lit from within.Finds such as these are what makes this time of year so special.Thanks for sharing!
Do I see a tiny tiny fairy sitting on toadstool number 12, planning her next bit of magic? Oh no, it's my eyes playing up again....
It really was an amazing sight to find them all clustered around this one tree. @Librarian, please don't be tempted to eat them - they're deadly poison ! :) Having said that, there is something so delicious looking about them, you imagine they would taste of wonderful things, if only they weren't poison. (I saw some datura plants ("Angel trumpets") recently which had the same effect on me)
@akaPenelope, I promise I didn't slice bits off them for artistic effect. They do that, I think, as they start to dry out and split. Another thing I like about them is that they are clustered around like a little tiny village. Oh dear, I'm definitely getting soppy about it....
Wonderful photos! They have great details these mushrooms.Thanks for you visit and nice comment:-)
Oh these do make me think of fairies and toads. ;)I would never eat any wild mushrooms because I don't know what is not poisonous and would never trust my own knowledge. What a delightful find!! :):)
What wonderfully English shots --I write as an ex-pat living in NY.How I miss the Essex after-Sunday-lunch walks of my childhood.Always in search of magic of course and not realising it was there all around me.
Fairies or a Smurf's village ?cheers, parsnip
The autumn forest full of fairies, here xanas call them, are beautiful women who comb their hair close to the lakes in the woods, attracting men to them, charming and beautiful .... beautiful post.
Such a beautiful color on those mushrooms. Perfect for autumn...and they do seem to form a bit of a circle....fairies must be involved somehow!
It reminds me a lot of the Smurf mushroom village. The place seems to be teaming with life, going steady and continuous.
Are there gnomes living under there?
I am expecting to see a few enchanted creatures hiding behind those colourful mushrooms!
The Fly agaric are particularly spectacular fungi when alone but to see a whole village of them is quite remarkable.
Magic. A glimpse into Narnia.
Gorgeous photos! The last time I saw these was on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.
What an amazing color for a mushroom. Of course the faries are there, they are notoriously camera shy.Darla
Wow, there are so many tables and chairs for fairies! Are they having a party? The mushrooms look delicious and look like “shiitake” which grow on the dead logs of birch, beech, or oak, but I’m not sure if the ones in your photos are edible or not.
a fairy ring of poisonous mushrooms. Gorgeous to look at, at any rate.
Love that picture.
At frist I was wondering why fairies have to do with these mushrooms and then checked in the dictionary. It says about fairy ring and a brief etymology. That' why !I'm interested where this etymology came from.Anyway I also came across this kind of colorful, beautiful mushroom while walking in the grove or forest. From now I'm going to see if those mushrooms are forming circle.
Looks like a perfect Fairy Circle to me!
Jenny,Oh, you are introducing the amazing world where invisible fairies can be visible. The first photo has the ideal setting for them.Best wishes,keiko
Amazing display! I have never seen anything like it!
It's definitely from a fairy tale :)For a moment, I thought you Photoshopped it. Shame on me!
These mushrooms seem like they are straight from a Robert Louis Stevenson fairy poem! I saw your note on my blog and am sorry about the Follower problem (I wonder now how many people have been coming up against this on my site). I tested my Gadgets and I can see the blue "Join this Site" button through Google connect on my browser. Please let me know what web interface you are using. There may be some incompatibility, say if you are on Firefox vs mine on a Mac Safari. I can write a "complaint" on Blogger once I have that information.Oh, I told my husband about the book you were reading with the Homer references and he up and ordered it (Amazon is great!).
@olga... No, not Photoshopped! @Foolish Aesthete... I will check your blog on my return to see if you have had any luck with the followers.
This is so cute! I want to squeeze them like a stuff toy.
Most beautiful! Where I grew up the landscape was just like this, precious memories...