Saturday, September 10, 2011

Red Mushroom

What is the difference between a toadstool and a mushroom?

Maybe they're the same thing.  And, I doubt a toad ever really sits on one anyway.
There had been a lot of rain - actually a flood - during the season before our stay at Lake Ouachita. The ground was damp, and the air was muggy. But we made a fun discovery caused by these conditions. There were mushrooms everywhere in the woods by the lake. This one was one of my favorites. It looks like something has taken a bite out of it. At first I thought I'd paint it perfectly round, but I liked the missing chunk too much to leave it out... or I guess I should say... to put it back.

Visit an Etsy treasury (collection of related vintage items and art pieces) that celebrates mushrooms.  It's called Portabella Passion.

To purchase note cards including this one, click Mushroom Note Cards to go directly to the Etsy listing.

1 comment:

  1. Love this mushroom! I'm headed to Arkansas for vacation next week. Planning to take my camera and hope I'll find something pretty to take pictures of. Camped at Lake Ouachita several years ago. Beautiful. This time we're spending several days at Daisy State Park and several at Bull Shoals. Never been to either but I'm assured they're lovely! Thanks for sharing!