Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cute Little Village



Aren't these just the cutest? Couldn't believe my fortune to find these. I've only seen these in pictures. They were growing in abundance underneath a conifer near our dentist's office. From a medical site:

"In sublethal doses, the fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria) may produce visions and delirium, and it is perhaps one of the oldest known hallucinogens."

20 comments:

Lois said...

Oh my gosh they are so cute! I love mushrooms. The little ones are so perfect they don't seem real.

Hilda said...

They are! I've never seen mushrooms like these before, much less growing in a little village like this. Cool!

I sure hope you're not going to try out their special property! ;D

Hope said...

These are the cutest mushrooms I've ever seen! You were lucky to find this little village....they look to be the types of mushrooms found in storybooks about fairies and gnomes. I love this photo! Thanks for finding this!

Denton said...

They are very cute and you have quite a catch in finding this display ... I have also hear of the hallucinogenic effect however I had always though it a joke.

Al said...

Great picture!

Islipian said...

gasp! a whole HERD of little dotted mushrooms! what a find! great shot :-)

Hyde DP said...

I've seen these around in various spots - beware they are extremely toxic.

lisasarsfield said...

Oh gosh...eat enough of these and you'd be able to see all the little pixies and fairies living inside too!
:)

Femin Susan said...

Hello……
This is amazing!! I am so glad I found your blog!
Welcome to my blog…….

Boise Diva said...

Those are the cutest fairytale kind...

Karen said...

Ditto what Hope said.. I thought of the illustrations in the fairy tale books. I haven't posted comments but your last few photos have been wonderful.

Great work.

Karen said...

Oh and I forgot to tell you that I like your new banner.. One day I'll get around to doing one..

Virginia said...

Get outta here. THose could NOT be real. Well done if they are! Amazing!!!
V

Benjamin Madison said...

Splendid shot! There are a lot of photos of these guys around now but this photo is the best one I've seen.

Tash said...

Shrooms! How very pretty. Definitely out of a fairy tale village. I can just envision some critters scurring around.

angela said...

Magic mushrooms, eh! No wonder people started imagining pixies and fairies after a taste..
That really is a great composition.

JM said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! It really looks like a fairytail set! Beautiful! Glad you have found them.

babooshka said...

So many too, and yes so cute. I have never been this lucky. Great image.

Gresham Photo Blog said...

AWESOME find!!!! Thanks for sharing these!

Kate said...

It looks almost like a colony of interesting looking little people!