10.23.2014 Rainy Day Parasols

Mycenas, I think.Mycena-Parasols-092708-600WebWe still have a few more hours of showers.  Tomorrow starts a four day weekend during which time I hope to get caught up on a bunch of autumn chores as well as do my usual morning photograph chasing.

No partial eclipse to be seen here.  Ah well, I hope Jim got a few images for us.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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22 Responses to 10.23.2014 Rainy Day Parasols

  1. None here either. But by the time the sun had gone down the skies cleared just enough to blush a bit of pink. If only the clouds had departed an hour or so earlier. Timing is everything. D


  2. Yeah, I rely on him for the sky stuff 🙂 This is charming, from the title right down to the…moss? ferns???


  3. Jim in IA says:

    Sorry to disappoint. We were clouded out. I could see some brightening just at sunset. But, alas! No sun visible. I guess I need to wait for the next one.


  4. You may not have seen a chunk taken out of the orb of the sun, but you’ve got little indentations all around the orbs of these mushroom caps.


    • I really liked the edges and hope they help someone give me an ID. One person in a group on Facebook suggested a Psilocybe…magic mushrooms. Aside from the fact that those days are way way way way way behind me, I don’t pick wild stuff anyway. Plus, this is from 2008.


  5. Steve that’s a great looking pic of a lovely cluster of mushrooms. I like this one very much.


  6. Just Rod says:

    Nice rainy day shot. The colours of the green make a great background for the Browns of the shrooms


  7. shoreacres says:

    The way they’ve clustered together is really attractive, especially because the size varies. And now I have a clue to help me identify some similar ones that popped up in one of my planters a couple of years ago. They were the color of lemon chiffon pie, with fantastic gills. Apparently their spores were in the custom-mixed landscape soil I get from a local nursery.


    • This is an old shot from the archives and I never thought about them as parasols until yesterday’s rainy weather.
      This might help with your mystery yellow mushrooms. http://www.mushroommountain.com/grow_your_own/strains.asp
      If you scroll down, assuming these look anything like what you are describing, they might be an Oyster Mushroom variety, Golden Oysters. Only a guess on my part based on plugging your description into Google and looking at pictures. I could be a mile off.


  8. Andrew says:

    These look about perfect, Steve but I’m guessing they will go over quite quickly. The frayed / fringed edges are very appealing.


    • Thanks, Andrew. Those edges are a prime feature for me. They are long since past as I shot this in 2008, but I’ve been back to the same spot several times and never found them again. Timing is the key and I guess I lost it.


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