We have had quite a bit of rain the past several days, which is always a good thing after a hot and mostly dry summer.
The damp and rainy weather brings a new crop of interesting mushrooms. I say interesting because, despite the fact of my love of nature, I have never paid that much attention to mushrooms until lately and have photographed and posted pictures of them on occasions during the past months.
I never realized there were so many kinds. I have threatened to buy a field guide on mushrooms to identify and learn more about each variety, but alas, have not done so yet.
However, I have a new mushroom variety to share. I believe this must be the most amazing one I have yet seen. I very much would like to know more about it. Actually, I made this picture several weeks ago and am just now getting around to featuring it on this page. I watched it daily, and it stayed “pretty” for more than a week.
I think it is absolutely stunning; have never seen anything quite like it. Looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it? NOT!! I would never eat a mushroom I found growing in the wild. I know some are supposed to be safe, but who can ever be absolutely sure?
But this one is definitely eye candy! What do you think?