Here in the Northeast we have had a sea of rain fall on us, it just keeps pouring and pouring. With all this rain the boys and I had a day of mushroom play. We put on our rain jackets and went on a Rain Hunt through the forest. I got the idea of collecting and photographing the mushroom varieties from our young neighbor Neice. The photographs taken of her mushrooms were crazy beautiful!! I did all the collecting with gloves on. In all honestly I was a little scared of some Edwardian fate be falling me, a sad tale of woe. “Alas, she mistakenly plucked the dreaded Mushroom of Death, her children miss her so!”
I would love to learn more about them and hope to be able to use the photos to identify them once we borrow some field guides from the library.
We were so inspired by our real mushrooms we decided to make this mushroom house out of cardboard.
All of our little animal figures are sliding down the chimney and peeking out the doors of this giant mushroom house. Now, I best be getting to work cleaning the pond out of my basement or we will have a mushroom (not so fun!) house of our own!!!!
Oh, one more thing -
I am kinda new to this blog world and sometimes I am uncertain when to toot my own horn. In the last few months I have had some really cool sites feature some of my work – it’s always fun to have new visitors and this kind of recognition from established sites re-inspires me to carry on.
You can find some of my projects featured at