Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday scene

This is a very small scale scene: the most beautiful mushroom growing out of a cow patty. Found on the path up to Bray Head on Valentia Island, County Kerry in Ireland. Isn't it pretty? Anne couldn't believe that I not only wanted this photo but that it had to be a macro!

The closest I can get to identifying it is that it looks like a member of the Coprinus family which doesn't help much except that it isn't necessarily edible. Not that it really matters because I would be too scared to eat a wild mushroom no matter what any book told me.


Anonymous said...

Well, beauty is in the details. We have to look closely, I am not sure that I want to get that close to a cowpat. I am more scared of getting down close to see that mushroom and not being able to get up!! LOL

Stephanie V said...

Right you are...Anne was quite nervous that I was going to fall in!

Mimi said...

I'd be scared to eat anything that grew on a cow patty! Also scared to eat a wild mushroom, would love sometime to do one of those foraging courses.
Fabulous photo

Rudee said...

It looks like a member of the lost golfball family. All those facets bring the golfball to mind though the shape is more conehead. Now I'm thinking about Dan Akroyd. Go figure.

Great photo, Stephanie!


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