Thursday, September 18, 2008

Puff the magic mushroom

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I think I had a hat like this at one time.
This is a huge mushroom and I know, I know. I posted one yesterday. But I live just outside of the Mushroom Capital of the World and they grow big here, I guess.
When I touched the edges, I expected it to fold in where the "tucks" are, but it was solid.
To give you an idea of their size, I've posted a picture of George here, checking them out.

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22 comments:

Erin said...

Almost looks like an animal's skin. Great picture.

Calistro said...

Beautiful, astonishing photos! I found you through Caroline's Black Boxes widget.

TSannie said...

Hope George didn't get a snoutfull of "puff"!
Neat photos!

Louise said...

I can't believe how huge that thing is! Both posts, yesterday and today are beautiful. I especially love the lighting in yesterday's.

Country Girl said...

Thanks, Louise. I love yesterday's a lot. Today's is ok. But there's something about that fungus among us. Really.

Mary said...

"I think I had a hat like this at one time..."

I did a spit take on that one. You are hysterical! Those mushrooms are amazing, and I love your photos. Can you imagine George jumping back if the mushroom had moved while he was investigating it? They ARE kinda scary-looking...

tj said...

...Looks like a couple of fungis...(*giggle*)...Get it?...(*giggle*)"Fun-guys"?...(*snort*giggle*)... ;oD

...I love the masthead up there too btw...beautiful!

...Blessings... :o)

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

Wow! Is that a freak of nature or what?
Never seen anything like it.

Donna Boucher said...

Holy cow!!! Those are big scary mushrooms. I have this slight fear of mushrooms.

Anyone else?

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I've never seen a mushroom so big! It is HUGE and George looks like "what the heck is this"! They are growing like crazy here where I live as well;)

Question:
I want to start participating in Sky watch friday.
I have the link up with picture in my sidebar. I have a phote ready for tomorrow with a link back to the site. I just can't find Mr. Linky on the skywatch site to add my URL. Help??

Shimmy Mom said...

Holy cow! That's huge. I've never seen a mushroom so big. No wonder the trolls can live under them! Great shots! They look very cool.
*hugs*

Anne Marie said...

fatntastic!
My Grandfather was a certified "shroomer" and I so wish he was still alive to show me they way!

Virtual Voyage said...

Came via Black Box - beautiful photos. Are any of these mushrooms edible?

Daryl said...

Can you carve it for Halloween? Its like Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin ...

:-Daryl

Maria said...

Those things aren't reeeeeeally real, are they???? They are just freaky weird!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

WOW! Wonderful photos. Fungi are amazing in their variety. Have not seen one like this before.

Luiz Ramos said...

Nice shot and report. Marvelous.

Tootie said...

Wow, those are huge!

BouBou's said...

Oh, my goodness! Those are huge! None of the puffballs on the farm I grew up on (in Manitoba) ever got that big!

A.

The Farmer Files said...

aloha passing through from hawaii...this is a first for me! I have never seen such mushrooms!!!
Fascinating!

Country Girl said...

Welcome to those who haven't been here before! Always nice to see a new face.

~ C.G.

Hilary said...

Wow those are amazing.. and you've captured them perfectly.