Friday, October 02, 2015

Five on Friday

It's Friday so I'm joining in with  Amy at Love Made my Home for this week's Five on Friday.  Click on the link at the bottom of this post to find others who are joining in too.

Five things we spotted on a recent walk in a local country park.  It was certainly seasonal weather we started our walk in damp, dewy mist and finished it in bright sunlight and clear blue skies.




1.  Fly Agaric toadstools - there were loads of them in various states of development and decay.  I love to see their bright colour at this time of year.


2. Cobwebs - loads of these too glistening in the dewy hedges and shrubs.


3. Fluffy seed heads - mostly on the Willow Herb and thistles but on other plants too.








4.  Woodlands and Autumnal leaves - I love walking under trees, we spotted and heard jays in here, they are too quick and shy to photograph though.




5.  Other types of Fungi - not sure what all these are but I love seeing and taking photographs of them.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

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  1. Autumn is definitely here, what wonderful photos. I actually love the wide variety of fungi around at the moment I wish I had more knowledge about what was edible. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I would like to be able to identify more of the fungi - yes, autumn is definitely here with the misty mornings we've had for the last few days:)

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  2. No way are these toadstools real. They must have come from a fairy tale. They are amazing.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. They do look like children's book illustrations don't they? I wouldn't have been surprised to see a little elf sitting on one of them:)

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  3. Love all your wonderful woodland fall shots!

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  4. Great shots - especially love the tall trees.

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  5. Beautiful early autumn colours. Jx

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  6. Lots of wonderful things to see on your walk. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos, Tammy:)

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  7. Aren't those toadstools eye-catching! Looks like my kind of walk. Thanks for your messages. :-)

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    1. They are great aren't they? Very autumnal and fairytale at the same time:)

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  8. Lovely photos, fungi are so amazing, haven't seen a fy agaric since I was a child, not many fungi where I live now.

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    1. I hadn't seen one for ages but there were loads around the country park - must have been the right kind of weather for them:)

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  9. Red mushrooms always look poisonous, are they?

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    1. Yes, very poisonous to humans, not sure about some animals as quite a few had been nibbled by something:)

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  10. Love your photos.The fungi make mine look very dull.I love the red ones.I have never seen those in the wild.

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    1. They were more colourful perhaps than yours but no where near as huge:)

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  11. Great signs of autumn, and wonderful photos of the fungi! Especially the first ones!! They always make me just a little scared! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. I love to photograph the fly agaric but would touch one as they are very poisonous aren't they? Thanks for Five on Friday, Amy:)

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  12. Lovely autumnal collection you have there.

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    1. Thanks, it was a very seasonal walk:)

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  13. Lovely photoseries, autumn is a nice season, isn't it?
    Enjoy your weekend

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    1. It is a lovely time of year which I always enjoy once I can finally say farewell to summer which always takes me some time:)

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  14. I love this time of year for the wonderful bounty you can find. I particularly love going on fungi hunts - although I'm not able to identify many and would definitely not attempt to eat them - but they do make a walk an interesting one.

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    1. Like you I love to spot them and take photos of them but would never pick or eat any of them even if I was told they were edible. As I grow older I find my taste for mushrooms gets less, I think it is the texture when you eat them:)

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  15. What cute white polka-dotted toadstools! Red mushrooms here mean they're usually poisonous, but these look too cute. You had a lovely walk, and got some beautiful autumn photos. We're still quite green here.
    Wendy

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    1. They do look as if they have stepped out of a fairy tale book don't they but they are indeed very poisonous to humans at least, although many had been chewed by some sort of animal:)

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  16. Great photos, you've picked all my favourite things about Autumn. Fly agaric are my favourite fungi because if their wonderful colour. The weather has been beautiful this week hasn't it in spite of the misty starts to several days.

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    1. The weather is wonderful, I love the misty mornings, sunny afternoons and golden sunsets. The colour of the fly agaric is so right for this season isn't it?;)

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  17. Willow herb is pretty, just wish it didn't seed so freely!

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    1. It is very pretty and I always feel bad when I uproot it out of the garden but it always gets its own back, I always find some hidden and shedding seeds:)

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  18. Gosh those red toadstools are amazing, what beautiful autumn colours you have captured.

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    1. Thanks, Chris, glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  19. What a wonderful autumnal walk. Love the toadstool. Very Grimm fairy tale like

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    1. They are perfect for illustrations of fairy tales aren't they? No wonder illustrators and artists draw and paint them:)

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  20. We have toadstools all over The Glade too. We also have lots of cobwebs. It is definitely Autumn and very pretty. It looks like a lovely walk

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    1. It's certainly that time of year for fungi, cobwebs and misty mornings isn't it? It was a lovely walk:)

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  21. I have never really thought of the white spots on fly agaric to be raised. They are nearly always portrayed as flat white spots when we draw/paint them! A lovely autumnal post. I like the wispy webs too. Have a great weekend Rosie. x

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    1. Yes, the raised spots look a bit as if the toadstools have been sprinkled with breadcrumbs or seeds don't they? Glad you enjoyed the post Simone, hope you too have a lovely weekend:)

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  22. I din't know those red and white mushrooms actually existed! We definitely don't have them here in Canada! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Bronwyn - glad you liked the mushrooms:)

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  23. Oh Rosie, all you needed was some fairies fluttering around and the scenes would have been perfect, especially on the toadstools. I have never seen one in the flesh so to speak, and would love to witness these bright (even though dangerous) toadstools. Take care xx

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    1. Oh, yes they are quite dangerous to all but fairies and elves! It certainly was a misty, magical morning. Happy week to you:)

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  24. I think this is one of the best five on Friday posts yet - autumn is so photogenic!

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    1. Thanks, Louise and all practically on my doorstep too:)

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  25. Autumn is here for sure, beautiful scenes from the woodlands

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    1. Thanks, Susie yes Autumn has deffinitely arrived hasn't it?:)

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