Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fly agaric

Just a quick collage for a Saturday night.

11 comments:

The Crow said...

These look like they were models for a Disney animated film. They are so beautiful, so other worldly. Such good images, Lucy, and I really like the collages you do.

tristan said...

fab fab fab ... and the word verification for this comment is "blest"

Setu said...

Well done, Lucy! Could you see some korrigan sleeping under one of them?

zephyr said...

Oh! how magical.

Plutarch said...

If I could post a photograph as a comment, you could have my recent outbreak of fly ageric to add to yours.

marja-leena said...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!

(No, I could not spell that without looking it up, but it's waht popped into my head on seeing this.)

Fire Bird said...

wow they're so undamaged.. weird things aren't they? as strange as they are beautiful

Rouchswalwe said...

A friend called these impschrooms and warned of loitering nearby under a full moon. How alluring they are though.

Lucy said...

Thank you, after first spotting these I went back the following day with the camera, so glad you liked them. They were under a small stand of birch trees at the plan d'eau, really quite an extensive network of them, including some in the undergrowth you don't see here. There are huge amounts of fungi around at the moment, very late in the year really, I suppose because of the mild weather. Fly agaric do last quite a long time, perhaps because they don't get attacked by insects - the origin of the name is from their being used as fly poison. Lots of folklore about them: the Lapps used to use them as hallucinogens until the Russians were kind enough to introduce them to vodka. Father Christmas is dressed in their colours because they help him to fly. Don't try it at home though.

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful collage!

Sheila said...

Oh, my! What a treat for the eye! I have never seen such!