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Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn Colour?

On Sunday, my favourite gardens, Emmetts in Kent, shut for the winter. They stay open long enough for people to see the autumn colour.

These days, though, the colour doesn't arrive properly till after the gardens have shut.











There are some pretty spectacular fungi this year, though, including the hallucinogenic Fly Agaric.







I have no idea what these little beauties are, but I thought you might appreciate them...


14 comments:

JoJo said...

Beautiful foliage! It's lovely here as well. I'm growing mushrooms like those in my fairy garden, on Facebook, in the "Fairyland" application.

jazzy said...

Great colors in autum, I just wish it wouldn't be so cold; radiators are running like wild and I'm still cold.
Anyone else but me think these mushrooms look "funny"? LOL!
Val, I hope you don't put Fly Agarics on your pizza.

SnarkAngel said...

Wow! Such a choice! Hallucinogenic mushrooms or phallic mushrooms! Hmmmmmmm . . .

Eliza said...

We don't have anything that pretty here yet, but I'm hoping :-)

mauigirl said...

Hmmm, well I know which of those mushrooms brings Vincent to mind.

BASRIC said...

Lovely. THANKS FOR SHARING.

LOVE THE RED MUSHROOM. ONLY SEE THE BROWN & GRAY AND WHITE ONES AROUND HERE.♥♥♥

Tess said...

Autumn is my favorite time of the year!

Nantz said...

I like the way you put a "u" in "colour"...very European. Beautiful photos, I'm fortunate to live in Pennsylvania where there are spectacular views of brilliant foliage...after all, Pennsylvania means "Penn's woods". Thank you for sharing!

val said...

Many (if not all) Canadians add the "u", too, Nantz. I find some of their British-like customs very endearing. I was delighted when my cousin referred to her "mum" instead of her "mom". (I was also thrilled to hear another cousin say "eh?" and "for sure" within minutes of picking me up at the airport!)

ann said...

stunning photos val... shame the autumn shades herald darkness and gloom

Diane said...

It may be in its 'sear and yellow leaf' as Robert E Howard would say, but it's still breathtakingly beautiful.

Nantz said...

LOL, Val...I remember going to Canada a few times and hearing them say "eh?" too!

JoJo said...

I'm an American and have been using the 'u' in words like Colour since high school! My English teacher and I went round and round about my preferred British spelling. She had to concede that it is an accepted spelling, and if there was a British student in our high school, they would not be marked off for spelling words with a 'u'. So I won that battle. lol

val said...

The small victories are often the most satisfying, JoJo.

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