A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

If It Were a Snake It'd Bite You!

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know how I enjoy hunting for and taking pictures of fungi and mushrooms during the cold damp months of the year.  That is about all I enjoy of that time of the year too.  Well you can imagine my surprise seeing this alongside a trail that I frequent from time to time.  Just how many times have I passed it by and not noticed?  I wonder, as this is variety that lasts all year long.

It is well camouflaged among the decaying wood of of this downed tree, taking on it's color and texture.

I saw these and they looked tasty.  But being that the deer have not touched them leaves me to think they are not safe to eat.  Someday I really need to get a guide on edible plants of my area.  
My life may depend on it someday.

Update on yesterday's Wednesday's Wreck, 
it was finally gone when I rode by on my motorcycle yesterday.
As TexWisGirl commented, "Left to die in a Walmart parking lot" what worse fate could happen to anyone or anything?  Egads!


s.c said...

Nice mushroom shots. They indeed have the looks of wood pieces. Yes better be careful with fungi.

Our photos said...

Lovely mushroom photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

MarkD60 said...

Well, those are some good shots.
Dammit! I was just headed to the Wal Mart to comandeer that fine mobile residence!

biebkriebels said...

Maybe you didn't noticed before because they were covered with leaves. Be careful with eating them, better leave them there. The look beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...


the fungi reminds me of roses made of icing on a cake. :)

Jo's World said...

When I saw the Wreck of the Week yesterday, all that came to my mind is that the owner may well be doing some jail time, which is why it was left!


Cloudia said...

We 2 wheel types notice a LOT don't we:-)


grammie g said...

Hi John..Yes I know you are the mushroom man!!
This is a fabulous one!!


Randy said...

You found a nice one there.

genie said...

Too bad we live so far apart. Bud is ALWAYS shooting fungi. I manage to find some, but I cannot ever come up with the fab stuff like you and Buddy find. This is fabulous. genie