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Saturday, April 14, 2012

M is for Mushroom


This three day growth of an Amanita Muscaria is time-lapsed to only 1 minute long and
worth every second!  Very, very cool!  You know, there was a time when I thought
these red mushrooms with white polka dots were make-believe and
only found in children's storybooks!  When I came across this video a year
 or so ago, I couldn't believe they were real!  They still have that make-believe quality about them, which is just accentuated by the time lapse!  And it all goes to show you,
 as I always say, that real life really is better than fiction!

Although it's technically a fungus, I call them mushrooms and so it will be
my entry for the letter M.

I've joined the A to Z Challenge for the month of April!
We're celebrating the letter M all day Saturday the 14th!




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    1. well, well, well
      don't you think you're swell!

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    2. That is always the case
      As I rhyme at a steady pace

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    3. I need a little pin to give your head a prick
      and let a little air out so it doesn't get so big!
      You'll thank me, yes, it's true
      when your head can fit through the doors and in your car, too!
      Have you had to drive with it hanging out the window
      cuz it's too big and hits the rear view mirror?
      lol...

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    4. LOL I already have a whole post done
      On how it needs to be popped under my sun
      But sadly not much seemed to work
      And of course that made me smirk..haha

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    5. haha...see...another tour I did take
      for me to predict that pin prick escapade
      will be fun to read
      what actually works to do that deed.

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    6. haha might not be nothing at all
      At my hall

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  2. Wow that is one big mushroom
    Or fungus that might bring doom
    It does look like something right out of the smurfs or something like that
    As many a cartoon has been seen with them in it by the cat
    Didn't think they were that real either at my sea
    I guess now I know differently
    And reality better than fiction you say
    Hmmmmm I don't know with my mind I can think up quite the fiction my way..haha

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    1. It just looks like a troll should live under it!
      We don't have them here where I live.
      They must be over in Europe land
      where red mushrooms look so grand!

      your mind is the exception
      but I'm sure that isn't a revelation.
      lol.

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    2. Yeah never seen there here at my sea
      So that have to be at some foriegn place causing glee
      Or maybe not
      As when eaten I don't think they make on feel so hot
      The exception is my mind
      Oh that is nice to hear from my little rhyming behind..haha

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    3. They couldn't have them in Nova Scotia
      'cause the moose would tromple them
      Maybe they are in Ireland
      where the leprechauns can dance under them!

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    4. But can't they fit that pot of gold under there
      I think it is more of a troll or smurf affair
      Those moose trample all
      And give off quite the noisey call

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    5. well those are some good points
      I hope the gold pot is too big for that joint.

      hey, I'm working on Grutty tonight
      those gawkers are looking out of sight!

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    6. Sounds great
      Sure your twin will relate..haha
      Glad you caught all the kitties too
      At your zoo

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  3. A big shroom indeed, wonder if this one would be good to eat, has me thinking of a portobello mushroom sandwich with sweet balsamic dressing and caramelized onions-yumm Actually, the size of this mushroom, also reminds me of the smurfs and would probably make them quite the house. Finally, I'd like to say, I find it interesting how that squirrel appears in the frozen pic before one hits play, but perhaps it's my eyes, but I didn't see that squirrel during those three quick days, I wonder what else the editing snipped out, not those bugs that swarmed about or the quick flash of a cat or dog--very interesting indeed. Nice post. Thanks

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    1. yeah, that squirrel must have hopped off right at the beginning! A few of the clips had so many bugs that I couldn't watch without itching! lol. And one had worms on it! lol.

      we had sauteed mushrooms and onions on a steak for dinner...yum.

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  4. What nice I love mushrooms! but this look so big LOL

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    1. it's huge!

      I wonder if it's poisonous...probably is. ha.

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    2. it's a black squirrel, too...I don't see many of those around here!

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    3. I think is poisonus you know this is like of the tales!

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    4. yes, I think you are right!

      are you feeling better?

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    5. yes a little cause today rained here (nice) but I have to go out and Im with sandals ha! but I feel better thanks

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    6. Betsy when I was a child all the mushrooms I drwaing are like this!! love it

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    7. good...I'm glad you are better!

      Mushrooms always look like they should be little houses for fairies. ha.

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    8. yes maybe for this I would love to make,love fairies! an dthis like that:)

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    9. Betsy I made other post if you want see later:)

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    10. ok...I'll be right there!

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    11. your granita looks wonderful, gloria! yum!

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    12. I finished up your blackberry icecream today with my lunch! :)

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    13. You know I love blackberry, Today I ate to dinner a blackberry yogurt!

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  5. I like the part where the little fringe drops down from underneath. Very cool!!!!! If I was a fairy I would want to live in one of those. :)

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    1. Me, too! It's an amazing little clip...makes me think of all kinds of make believe stories!

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  6. I 'm not sure which was more entertaining the comments or the post, the post was beautiful, I love the music, the comments were a hoot! I'm curiuos so I'm going to go to Gloria's blog now,

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    1. the comments can get quite entertaining, that is for sure. Yes, go check out Gloria's recipe...it looks so good for this summer!

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  7. Mushrooms totally creep me out but that was pretty neat to watch :)

    Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

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    1. I can see how they would be a little creepy!

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  8. It does look like a make believe mushroom. The video is amazing and worth watching!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. thanks, jane...I thought it was very cool!

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  9. Oh my, I would never had believed it.... I had to laugh, because I kept thinking of Mr. Toast....and expecting to see his name on it somewhere!!!

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    1. yes, it does look a bit like his avatar, doesn't it!

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  10. I never knew these were real either. Very cool video!

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    1. glad to know I wasn't the only one! ha.

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  11. Nifty!! Love it! and yes, REAL is always best! :)

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    1. best...and plenty entertaining! ha. and sometimes unbelievable!

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  12. it's that real cool nice video

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    1. thanks so much...and welcome back! :)

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  13. thank you friend, had come to my blog safe and successful

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    1. yes, I got there just fine! thanks for inviting me! :)

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  14. Amanitas are some of my favorite mushrooms! They are the classic cartoon-ish style.

    You -can- eat them, but they will make you feel drunk and a little bit sick.

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    1. Very cartoonish! It's easy to see why everyone loves them!
      About eating them...I just read somewhere that reindeer eat them and then dance about acting high. lol.

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  15. oh wow crazy...love those time lapse films too...but that is a bit mushroom and the first thing i thought of was the smurfs as well...

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    1. I do, too..they are so very cool. I should show more of them!
      Yep...smurfs!

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  16. Stopping by from the Challenge. Great video; great blog. Signing up to follow.

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  17. A wild and crazy mushroom...just like Mr. Toast likes to draw. I didn't know they were real.

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    1. It is a little crazy...and I couldn't believe they were real, either!

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  18. I've seen that video elsewhere... but I like it better here. :)

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  19. Hi betsy hope you have a nice Saturday!

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    1. Hi Gloria. It's been nice so far! Just puttering aroumd the house and doing laundry. Will go to the clinic and pick up the cats in a few hours. Then I'll be nursemaid to them. ha.

      Hope you're having a nice day! It's cool and rainy here!

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    2. I love rainig, where is this sun again, is terrible a day we are hot and other rain:)) Ims make lot of things too!

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    3. Soon I will be hot and you will be cold. lol. I will be eating icecream and you will be drinking hot tea. haha.

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    4. yeah! Dear betsy did you see my Mouska in my sidebar?? look her is so cute taked this pic when I take pictures she always wait for me LOL

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    5. yes...I just went to check. Mouska is so pretty...and she is waiting so patiently for you! lol. Awww.

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    6. yes she is really nice lol

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  20. That was really interesting. Funny how it kept growing out of frame. :)

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    1. yeah...it would have been nice if they had the camera back a little, but I'm sure they had no idea it was going to grow so big! ha. And right in the middle of their yard, too...so fun!

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  21. totally magical, especially with the flashing sky.
    your blog, with the flowers and pastries and little creatures that love you, is a fantasy land treat. it's downright delicious.

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    1. wow...thanks, Ed. You do have a way with words..but then, I think you knew that. ha.

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  22. I've never seen a mushroom such as this in real life either, Betsy, so I always thought they were make believe. I enjoyed watching the video and seeing it grow. I kept waiting for a little elf to appear and use it as an umbrella ;)

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    1. haha..I know..can't believe I didn't know they were real!

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  23. That was great! One of the really poisonous ones. I liked watching the veil break away. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. You can see mine at myqualityday.blogspot.com

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  24. Completely exquisite!

    I'd hang with this little mushroom dude cause he looks like a fungi. (fun guy)

    Nice to meet you!

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