Tuesday, 4 October 2016


Perhaps one could imagine this mushroom bird feeder as a gnome or fairies high rise house.  It is peaceful surrounds, one of the trees among the ruins
of Kirkstall Abbey, once a Cistercian monastery now part of a public park by the north bank of the River Aire.  Everything was still green when this picture was taken in September however move on a month and the autumn colours are advancing with
mushrooms springing up in the woods, non more profuse than these Brittle Caps.  I'll stick to the common name so don't ask me what type they are but they all like the damp and growing on old tree stumps. One variety of brittle cap whose name I like, and perhaps it could be the one I show, is called Psathyrella multipedata, the Latin multipedata means 'many feet' because each grow on top the other 'feet' in clusters.  Little mushroom posies.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at M here


Norma Ruttan said...

I found out, thanks to granddaughter and her hubby, that there are many kinds of mushrooms. But I am not an expert. I love the lush green on the tree.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and photography for M and delightful mushrooms ~

Wishing you a Happy Week ^_^

Indrani said...

That is a cute mushroom bird house.
Lovely pic for the meme.
Happy ABCW!

Linda Ann Nickerson said...

Allergic to mushrooms. But I like your photos!
Visiting from ABC Challenge.
Deployed to the void

Amit Agarwal said...

Lovely bird house!
Great take on theme..

Melody Steenkamp said...

Lovely photo's and good choice for m, i like them although I can't them... allergic to any vorm of them

Have a wonderful ABC-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Roger Owen Green said...

something cool about stone buildings