Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Days of Weird Mushrooms












With 10 inches of rain in 7 days, mushrooms are popping up all over, I have noticed some people's yards look like they are covered with mushroom lawn ornaments. I also noticed today that my hybrid tea roses are loaded with buds, I hope they get to bloom before our first frost.

I did not notice the caterpillar on the first photo until I was cropping it in PSP.

The weekend has once again flown by, where does the time go??? Back to work tomorrow. But it will be a short week for me as I am taking Friday off, which will give me a four day weekend........yeah! I think we are going to go to Reiman Gardens, I say I think because we have had plans to go there about 3 times over the summer and something has happened each time and we were unable to go, hopefully this time. I love going there, the gardens and the butterfly house, does wonders for my karma, ya know what I mean??? :)

13 comments:

Catherine said...

Weird mushrooms, nice photo's :) Actually they were kinda pretty!

I know exactly what you mean about the garden being good for your karma!!

LostRoses said...

It is funny to see the mushrooms popping up all over, isn't it? It always looks to me like the Martians have landed overnight!

Oh, you're taking Friday off for a four day weekend? What a good idea, thanks for reminding me. I'll have to see if I can swing that at work!

No Rain said...

What strange fungi! Some of them look downright nasty, but others are quite nice. Happy GTS!

kris said...

Cool 'shrooms! I'm seeing quite a few in my lawn and gardens too - but I think you have a better selection.
I always say that being at the Minn Landscape Arboretum is good for my soul - very much like being good for your karma!

Green thumb said...

Here in my place too mushrooms are popping up everywhere,probably b'coz of high heat and humidity.
Nice closeup shots!!

Entangled said...

Neat mushrooms! I photographed an orange one last week, but haven't posted anything about it yet.

I hope you post photos of Reiman Gardens - I went to school in Ames, but haven't been back since that garden was created. The horticulture garden at ISU was a pathetic and pitiful thing during my time there - an afterthought stuck behind the physical plant if I remember correctly.

DeeMom said...

Awesome pictures of shrooms, I think they are so neat

kate said...

I love your assortment of mushrooms. Some of them are truly bizarre! I get you on the karma thing ...

And good for you taking off an extra day and having a four-day weekend.

Jill said...

WOW! Cool looking mushrooms. There aren't any here! We've had less than 1/2 inch of rain this month.

Paula said...

Very unusual mushrooms. I've never seen some of those you posted! Thanks for posting!!

Michelle said...

Amazing, yes you guys ARE getting a lot of rain, we've been really dry this year and I've only seen one or two small toadstools all summer. I love that first photograph.

Dirty Fingernails said...

You know now that you brought it up, I have been seeing more mushrooms this week, than ever before and it is from our rain.. Crazy looking ones as well.

Ki said...

Wow, a passel of cool mushrooms. No morels though. I have fond memories and fonder tastebuds hunting and eating morels found in those Iowa woods - what woods you have.