Saturday, September 24, 2011

damp walk

It's been so wet even the fungus is growing fungus!

A red eft. They live 12-15 years in the wild. I had no idea.

I looked up this adorable mushroom and discovered on Wikopedia that it is "Amanita muscaria commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita is a poisonous and psychoactive basdiomvcete fungus"! Who knew? If you eat 15 they can kill you! Historically they have been used as a fly insecticide when soaked in milk.

And here is a spider web illuminated by the droplets of rain.

Lily stayed home sick from school with a stomach ache, but she was fine by 10am. We went for a walk and then watched Kit Kitteredge the movie. Nice day even though I got nothing practical done.

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