Monday, October 25, 2010

Fly me to the shroom - My World # 52

blogging is the new high


Not so much if you go onto the woods you'll be in for a big surprise, but if you take a wander up the appropriately named Skyhill ( the one with the infamous battle I've covered before) you'll find the area littered with an eclectic mix of exotic looking mushrooms. This might be what keeps the island fairies so happy. Probably keeps some of the island folk even happier but perhaps I'd better not delve deeper on that subject.


Fly Amanita Muscaria - Fly Agaric may look like the prettiest, sweetest, yummiest mushroom in the world, more like something you would find in Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory but be warned it is not at all to be trusted. Stay away from it, well apart from photographing it. It is in fact highly poisonous, known to cause hallucinations, quite violent stomach upsets and at the worst can be indeed fatal. So, leave it to the Manx fairies to enjoy, photograph it and pass it by. After all they are myths in themselves and this Fly Agaric is the the one most associated with fairy magic/folklore/myth and legend. Why is a hallucinogenic drug used mostly in kids illustration then? Google Fly Agaric for more info. I'm far too high. JOKE!


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24 comments:

ladyfi said...

The Swedes are really into foraging so even the smallest child knows to stay well away... It does have a lovely colour though, doesn't it?

ramsey mom said...

The kids always want to take them home. Skyhill. lol.

EG Wow said...

The colour red definitely says "poisonous" to me...but it sure is a pretty mushroom!

Rajesh said...

Great shot of the mushroom. Looks are deceptive.

Anonymous said...

Are you trying to get arrested? Well funny.

RedPat said...

Incredible but scary-looking. Though that it was a piece of glass at first.

Sylvia K said...

They are beautiful and colorful! And, of course, I always enjoy your humor as much as your terrific photos. Surely is great to have you back in the blogging world!! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Babooshka said...

It is good to be back, but not so much daily as when I have the urge depending upon which photo presents itself and speaks to me. I couldn't write it any other way Slyvia.

Mo said...

I don't get why nature made the most appealing things bad for us. Whose kidding who.

JC said...

Better and better.

ewok1993 said...

that is a great find, and spectacular capture.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

The colors are beautiful. You presented that well! :)

Indrani said...

:)
Love your style. Glad to see you posting.

magiceye said...

pretty and poisonous! lethal combo!

Gaelyn said...

I saw some fly agarics while shrooming this fall. They do photograph well, but I stuck to the Shaggy Manes to eat.

Lynette said...

Such a pretty poison you have here. Scary because it is so pretty.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World posting

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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indicaspecies said...

Wow, that indeed is an exotic one...and great shot!

brattcat said...

looks like we're gonna have a bit of fun, gus.

B SQUARED said...

Please keep a little girl named Alice away from these.

Anonymous said...

I have met my match.

Misty Dawn said...

Love the colors and you crack me up!

Babooshka said...

Misty, I'm glad I still crack you up. I thought I may have lost it. Seems not.

Dave said...

beautiful colours!

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