Friday, September 15, 2006

Growing on me

In response to Lorianne's fabulous orange fungus I remembered this beautiful red-topped mushroom that my housemate and I discovered in a forest in the highlands of scotland last week.

I require no friendly experts or toadstool tomes to identify the type. It's a smurf-house!


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Blogger Mary said...

What a fabulous shade of crimson. Smurf house, yes probably. A Scottish smurf .... Macsmurf?

15 September, 2006 21:53  
Blogger meloukhia said...

...or perhaps an amanita muscaria?

That's a fine fungus there.

16 September, 2006 02:09  
Blogger Lorianne said...

Were Smurf houses blue? Or were only Smurfs blue?

16 September, 2006 13:16  
Blogger Stray said...

Lorianne: Smurfs are very blue. But their houses are large toadstools sporting a bright red cap with white polkadots ... very much like our specimen. I found a pic on ebay.

I collected Smurfs as a child. Between us, my sister and I have around 120. Astonishing.

Mary: McSmurf does indeed exist, and of course he plays the bagpipes. Here's a little pic.

Meloukhia - goodness me! A fly agaric! I'm glad I didn't know - I can't be trusted around that sort of thing :)

17 September, 2006 01:16  
Blogger PurpleSparkleBright said...

Those smurf pics are SO cute!

18 September, 2006 23:17  
Blogger Mary said...

.. I should have known the correct spelling of his name. Tut tut.

19 September, 2006 19:43  
Blogger MB said...

Ooh-la! Such brilliant color!

... a smurf with yellow bagpipes?? ...Oh, the things I missed out on! ;-)

21 September, 2006 02:48  

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