Thursday, 30 October 2014

Park Life

I'm feeling much better after my little vent last weekend.  The decorating continues but after lots of ticking things off lists this week  I feel back in control and less overwhelmed.
We have been having some very unseasonal weather, almost the beginning of November and still we are ok without the heating on, although according to the weathermen that will change very soon and we are in for the coldest winter for 100 years......again :-)

As I had Oliver today we made the most of the mild weather and went for a walk to the park, It's a lovely park, lovely open space, lots of trees and a lovely old building which is now used by the council but which Oliver calls a castle.  But I didn't take any photos of that today because I was so excited to find these....

This one was huge, and so perfect

I have absolutely no idea what they are called, I told Oliver it was a fairy glen :-)

Close up it looks like icing blobbed on a cake :-)

They were such an unexpected find, I wish I'd had my camera with me, as it was I had to make do with my phone.

As we made our way to the swings we saw a few squirrels feasting themselves on nuts, unfortunately they were to quick for me to photograph especially when Oliver saw them and kept shouting squirrel, squirrel, they made a hasty retreat up the nearest tree, lol 

Our garden is still looking ok at the moment but I don't suppose we are going get too many days like this now so we will have to make the most of them.

The Hydrangeas are looking very pretty still, they were blue but have turned a lovely muted colour.  Can these be dried? I don't know,but  It would be nice if they could be kept a little longer 

(All the pictures should be clickable to view better)

That's it for now,
thank you for visiting me today, your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.


Daffycat said...

OMG Maggie, those mushrooms are magical! I am so in love!

Yes, you can dry the hydrangeas. The colors will eventually fade but they will last a long time.

Anonymous said...

Whenever you see a picture of elves, there are usually those mushrooms (toadstools?) in the scene too. They ARE magical.

Your backyard is lovely. I think I should come over for a cup of tea, don't you? LOL

Anonymous said...

P.S. Your toadstools are Amanita muscaria

Isabelle said...

Thank you for these lovely photos !

cucki said...

Amazing x

stitchersanon said...

The mushrooms are Fly Agaric, they can be toxic or at best hallucinogenic...which is probably where the fairies and gnomes come into it haha. Great photos though. Happy Halloween.

Loraine said...

Oh wow! I didn't know mushros could be so pretty!
I'm sorry that it's an adjustment getting settled. I loved your kitchen with the red appliances! I'm sure you miss it! Good luck decorating!

butterfly said...

Lovely Photos I thought I was looking at a fairy story book , just beautiful.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Autumn is certainly a fantastic time for nature to show it's great colours - those toadstools are amazing

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Amazing mushrooms, so pretty. As is your hydrangea :) Gorgeous :)
Found you whilst bloghopping, would be lovely to see you over at

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Great photos of the mushrooms.

Julie said...

Fabulous pics of your fairy glen, how lovely, I've never seen them in real life.

Melanie said...

Oooooooooooo, what a wonderful find! They do look like they are straight out of a fairytale!

Shebafudge said...

What beautiful mushrooms! I thought they were just in fairy tales, never realised they really could look like that!

MysteryKnitter said...

Fine but poisonous mushrooms. Do not touch them. Do not let O eat them.
The hydrangea thing is awesome.