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Ryan Calhoun on September 8, 2007

May, this is very interesting. Our mushrooms are not so colorful. Did you get hungry?

♫ Swissmay on September 9, 2007

Ryan, of course not or I wouldn't be able to answer you for a while.

They are probably the most known mushrooms, because of the illustrations in children's fairy tales, which they owe to their bright colour. May

Ryan Calhoun on September 9, 2007

In that case, I'm very glad you remembered to bring your own snack. Now I realize why it looks familiar even though I've never seen one: this is the toadstool which is always drawn. Thank you, May! This makes me happy :-D

♫ Swissmay on September 10, 2007

They really look nice and make happy just to look at them, because they belong to the fairytales and bring back memories. Greetings, May

Lilypon on September 10, 2007

May I've added your Amanita muscaria to my faves! :) I've collected every picture of them I've seen posted here.

I remember as a child finding a number of them in British Columbia and thinking how exquisitely beautiful they were. My mother. when seeing her 4 year old daughter's fascination, made a very strong point of explaining just how deadly they also are (re Nature's red signal).

♫ Swissmay on September 10, 2007

Thank you Lilypon! Well, the children definitely must know about the poisons hidden in plants, but this one at least is much less poisonous than its relative, the "amanita phalloides" the green one, which is a deadly danger, if people don't know about it and make a meal. Greetings, May

Lilypon on September 10, 2007

Do you have a picture of the green one May?

Now that you mention the "amanita phalloides" the rest of Mom's warning has been pulled out of my memory bank ie: Don't eat any mushrooms found outside a store. ;) Since then I've had a couple of feasts of mushrooms commonly found in horse manure near barns (but they had been picked by a person with experience).

♫ Swissmay on September 11, 2007

Hi Lilypon, I nearly missed your message.

Their English names are: Deadly amanita, death angel, death cap. There are three of them and they are the most deadly mushrooms. 90 % of mushrooms death goes to their account. It's a German page, but here you can see what they look like.

Wikipedia amanita phalloides

This one might be the best for you, since it's about mushrooms in America

Greetings, May …and be prudent about mushrooms!

Lilypon on September 11, 2007

Thank you for the information May. The links don't work (information cannot be found on this server) but I'll check around the net and see what I can find.

I was hoping to put a picture in my favourites so if you happen to find one please take a picture and post it in your gallery.

Ryan Calhoun on September 11, 2007

Pam, May sometimes enjoys sipping coffee at sunset, taking long walks on the beach, and leaving the "http://" off the beginning of her links. The web addresses are fine, but end up with a "www.panoramio.com/photo/" stuck in front. I will translate for you:

To start, there's Deadly amanita, death angel, death cap.

And who could forget Wikipedia amanita phalloides.

And last but not least, Mushrooms in America.

(You have to imagine this read by Barry White. Hi May!!!!)

Lilypon on September 11, 2007

Can hear Barry White perfectly.....you are a very good impersonator Ryan! :)

Thank you for the link.....I haven't run into that before so was unsure why it wasn't working. A very interesting read and no wonder Mom's warn their children to avoid taste testing. ;)

♫ Swissmay on September 14, 2007

Lilypon and Ryan, I've only just seen your comments now. Sorry, I wanted to be helpful and looked for the links with the pictures! Thanks, Ryan for putting them right. Panoramio often doesn't accept the links, so I won't put external links anymore with panoramio's system, but just plain into the message. May

Lilypon on September 22, 2007

sneaky Peter ;).....hoping here that you've posted in simple German (off now to find a translator).

Lilypon on September 22, 2007

Did you know that the word nicht takes up one whole page of tiny print in the The Concise Oxford Duden German Dictionary ?????? :^(((

Fowl I say!!!

les willis on December 7, 2008

Dear MAY I have two photos in my blog in England they are called FLY AGARIC poisonous but not fatal, hallucinogenic properties.LES

♫ Swissmay on December 8, 2008

Les, thanks a lot for your comment. Amanita muscaria is the scientific name of the fly agaric. See the texts above, I agree, they aren't fatal, unless someone eats too many of them. But some related Amanita (the greenish and white ones) are fatal, see the links in the conversation above in Ryan Calhoun's text.

Best wishes, May

©junebug on November 12, 2009

Ein herrlicher Fliegenpilz, May, wenn auch schon leicht angeknabbert! Ich finde, Fliegenpilze sind die Allerschönsten! Liebe Grüße, Anne

♫ Swissmay on November 17, 2009

Vielen Dank, Anne! Ja, der hat schon recht gelitten, trotzdem freute ich mich, ihn zu entdecken. Ich finde ja auch, sie seien die schönsten und fröhlichsten Pilze, vielleicht, weil sie uns an die Märchen unserer Kinderzeit erinnern. Ganz liebe Grüsse, May

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