Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fairytale Mushrooms!

Check out what hubby found growing on our grass under the birch tree this morning...


Until recently I seriously thought these only 'grew' on the pages of a children's fairytale book!


Perhaps we have some mythical creatures visiting!!

45 comments:

Talin's Corner said...

Wow, are you serious? That definitely looks like the mushrooms found in books.

Tarnyia said...

OMG I had no idea you could see these in Aussie... I have a friend in France who has shown me photo's of these in her yard... they are so like the fairytale books... maybe it is to go with your ''fairytale quilt''??? xxx

Karin said...

that is amazing!!! I've never seen anything like it in person!!!!

Christine said...

It is beautiful, use to see them as a child growing up in germany.
It just looks like someones painting. So magic, we have a tropical birch in our garden but nothing like that under it....

Christine

Merry Made Quilts said...

It definitely looks magical! Keep an eye out for fairies!

bec said...

there are sooo many mushrooms around, aren't there? I would freak a bit if I found one like this, I beleive in fairies....

Think Outside the Box said...

I too had seen these in Europe but like you recently came across them in a forest so I did some investigating of my own. I had always been under the impression that they're poisonous and they are but you'd need to ingest around 15 toadstools. Apparently they are used all over the world for their hallucogenic qualities so depending on how you look at it they're magic mushrooms!

Barb said...

Amanita muscaria. They are poisonous but deaths are rare so please be very careful. A trip to your local nusary might be in order to find out how to get rid of them,.
B

Janet said...

What's not to love, it's red and white! I know they don't grow in Sydney but do in the Blue Mountains. I do think you have fairies in the garden.

Susie said...

my gosh - how gorgeous but from looking at earlier posts - best to stay away. You need to contact Cinderberry stitches and show her - she loves them and are all in her new book! careful of the fairies........

Jackie said...

I never knew they were real either!

Anna said...

I was so amazed that I had to tear DH away from his cowboy shows to take a look! I love it!

Karen said...

Well I am as stunned as everyone else to see that they are growing in Melbourne!

Mary said...

That mushroom is beautiful! It is perfect...thanks for sharing!

Pokey said...

It's so impressive, I'd be lookin' for the wee faerie folk, too!
:-}pokey

YankeeQuilter said...

So pretty! Just doesn't seem real does it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

These ARE the same mushrooms as on the Munki Munki photo I just posted on flikr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryonlakepulaski/5688442701/in/photostream
Too funny!

Carla said...

God has a wonderful sense of humor....how fun!

TiramiSue said...

We have them up here in the hills (cheap end of the Dandenongs), they like to grow under the pine trees (Red Death Caps - lovely name). What is pretty today, tomorrow will be yellow, squishy and revolting. Hope the fairies move out before then!

Heather A said...

WOW! It sounds like there a bunch of us who thought those red mushrooms with white dots were just the thing of fairy tales! I'm so thrilled to see one for REAL! Well, in your photo anyway. Thanks!

Donna~~ said...

I believe you should be on the lookout for gnomes around the mushrooms--it is indeed magical!

Nifty Quilts said...

My goodness! Just like Alice in Wonderland.

Cardygirl said...

How beautiful...maybe there are some fairies too!

Andi said...

I should bring Jake and Ella round to hunt for fairy folk!!

orchidlover said...

I love the look of these mushrooms. We have them growing all over Wales in the Autumn

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Stephanie said...

Cool! My son has always had great interested in fungi. He even has a book identifying the various species in the US.

alobsiger said...

There is a pretty fungus among us!

Catherine said...

Beautiful! Like you I never thought these actually grew like that. Very cool!

Teresa said...

WOW! Now that's inspirational! I thought those only grew in books.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Lisa said...

How fun is that!!! I too thought they were found only in cute illustrations. Keep an eye on that garden, never know what else will pop up!

Nedra said...

Oh wow! I too thought the red mushrooms were only a fairy tale image. Have you spotted an gnomes nearby?

Susanne said...

Like you, I thought those were only found in fairy tales. Thank you for sharing, seeing this mushroom is a first for me. It is quite lovely isn't it :)

Ann Champion said...

How exotic! What fun to find one of these in your yard. I didn't know they were real. :)

Jopsy said...

I was thinking of sewing something similar as my daughter is fascinated by pixies atm. lovely pic

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

NO WAY!!!!! I did too. How awesome is that!?!

Nickname unavailable said...

Neat! I only thought those were in fairytale book too. That is awesome:)

West Michigan Quilter said...

OMG, I didn't think that was real. I thought it was something you made. Really is awesome!

jennifer said...

I love to look for them after a humid rain:)

Jackie said...

Wow, me too!! Who knew they would pop up in your own back yard. Pretty!

Sarah said...

OMG Cathy! That is one little beauty you've got there. I've never seen one in real life either. You gotta love Melbourne.

Pat said...

They are really beautiful especially in fairy books but I do believe that they are poisonous.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I always thought they were mythical too. Then my in-laws showed slides from when they spent 18 months in Sweden. I couldn't believe they were real. Amazing. Deadly probably but beautiful.

Leonie said...

I love them too! and was excited to find some on the side of the road yesterday in NZ!!! Of course I had to get out and photograph them!

Taryn said...

They look like something right out of a fairy book. Seeing all the comments about them from your European quilters makes me understand why they "pop up" in the children's stories. So pretty.

diane said...

what a fabulous mushroom. And it looks so perfect!