Friday, 9 December 2011

Inspiration on the ground

Clitoeybe ?
On a recent walk I saw this band of toadstools.  They get their nutrients from the decaying leaf litter.  I've had a look at my Mushroom and Toadstool book and think this may be something called Clitoeybe Candicans.  Not one for the cooking pot, I'm afraid. Looks innocent, but it's not. 

I was more interested in the way it marched across the fallen leaves.  The contrast of it's pale disks against the leaf litter.  And then there are the colours in the leaf litter itself - all sorts.  And the contrast of the bright green bramble.  Lots to ponder.

There's something fascinating about these things