Fungi – West Coast Style

 

Up from the Earth.

Up from the Earth.

 

Painted and Decorated, Gnome style

Painted and Decorated, Gnome style

There are many types of mushrooms on the West Coast, from the magic type to the edible type and everything dangerous in between – and finding them is no problem.  Which is What is the problem and not one I am about to research.  Too easy to make a dangerous mistake.

I have to admit that I am fascinated by the many ways that Mushrooms and other Fungi show up on almost any natural surface.  Be it rocky surfaces, crevices, rotten logs, or simply erupting up from the ground – fungi are prevalent and persistent!

A large rock - covered by small bulbous mushrooms.  What are they rooted into - the thin surface of Dust?!

A large rock – covered by small bulbous mushrooms. What are they rooted into – the thin surface of Dust?!

Cascading down the side of a rock.....

Cascading down the side of a rock…..

Tree fungi can be very colourful.

Tree fungi can be very colourful.

Right now I have been noticing some large, meaty looking varieties.  They push up through the loose loam and are quite flat with a large smooth surface, some are coloured as well.  Tree fungi are particularly colourful right now.

This last weekend I saw many different mushrooms – I really should learn more about them.

Fibers dyed with Mushroom dyes.  Want to learn more - check out this site - http://shroomworks.wordpress.com/

Fibers dyed with Mushroom dyes. Want to learn more – check out this site – http://shroomworks.wordpress.com/

Especially how to dye yarn with them – that might not be quite so dangerous.  Dying yarn with Mushrooms – I even found a site – ShroomWorks – so many things to learn and so little time!

Happy Viewing

Lynette

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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