Category Archives: mushrooms

Art Exhibitions at The Didrichsen Museum

In the end of August the Marita Liulia ehxibition Mysterium. The short, about 20 minutes, film was worth watching. She told so many things about her life and her works.

On Friday, November 8th we visited an other nice exhibition. The best place in the world to paint. Finnish and Swedish artists painting in Önningeby, Åland, during the summers at the end of the 19th century. Beautiful landscape paintings. Also this time we sat down to watch an about 20 minute film about the Rönningeby and the Artist. Next time, if there will be a next time, I visit Åland Islands I will visit Önningeby and the Önningeby museum.


Mushrooms, red agaric (Amanita muscaria)20191021_165633_HDRCMushrooms 20191021_165728_HDRCMushrooms 20191021_165940_HDRCMushrooms 20191021_170058_HDRCOn my walk yesterday I saw these four different mushrooms. All in the same place. I like the scent of the moist soil, mushrooms and leaves. Here it was strong. I only know the inedible red agaric (Amanita muscaria) by the name. The others are unknown to me.


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You can see, feel and smell the arriving of the autumn in the woods. The smells of mushrooms, leaves that have fallen to the ground, moist soil. I think the above mushrooms are glistening ink cap mushrooms. They looked so pretty in the evening sun.

Hösten närmar sig. Det doftar svamp, löv som fallit till marken, fuktig jord. Kan svamparna jag fotade vara glitterbläcksvamp ? Tyckte dom var vackra i kvällssolen.

A Two Hour Walk

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Such a wonderful day for a long walk. Sunshine, no wind, temperature plus one degree Celsius. Even my favorite cat in the neighborhood was out for a walk. I do see him from time to time. I fell for him at first sight. He is absolutely adorable and so beautiful. He reminds me of a picture of a Turkish Angora in the Royal Canin Calendar of 2006-2007.  I still have the calendar because of the picture. Once or twice I have tried to take photos of him but every time he saw me lift my camera he turned his back to me and slowly walked away. Yesterday he was sitting on the road watching me and Canelo coming closer and closer. He didn’t move so I stopped and told him to please sit still and let me have a picture taken. Oh how happy I was as he didn’t move. After the first picture I said let me take one more. But nope. I could feel him saying, you said one. He got up and with a lot of dignity he walked away. I can’t remember when was the first time a saw him but it is already several years ago. I wish him well and hope I will see him around here for many more years to come.Pitkäjärvi lake IMG_8262C

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Oh the lake looked so nice. Click ! I know, I already do have plenty of pictures from the very same spot that look exactly the same but I every time find the view beautiful and can’t resist taking new pictures.
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Mushrooms ! ? I had to look twice. Yes. I have no idea what kind of mushrooms they are. There are so many in the Mushroom book that look the same so I just don’t try to find out what these are. Neither do they look delicious. But still, we are in the middle of November and there are mushrooms !
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I could hear something in a tree. I stopped and so did the squirrel. I think he thought he was invisible for as long as he didn’t move. Again, slowly, slowly the camera out from my pocket and even more slowly lifting it. Click. Yes, I got a picture. Not a very good one but a picture. I didn’t shoot an other as I didn’t want to keep him in the freeze position for no longer. I put the camera away and he hopped away.

It was a lovely, enjoyable walk on a lovely November day.

Amanita muscaria

Amanita muscaria also known as fly agaric or fly amanita.

Wednesday morning last week when Leif came back  from his and Canelo’s  morning walk he asked have I seen there is a beautiful “flugsvamp” (= Amanita muscaria) right outside the gate. I said I had the evening before when I came back from the evening walk. Did you take a pic he asked. Nope, I said, I didn’t. It was raining and I didn’t want to take my camera out from my pocket and the mushroom still was very tiny, just had popped it’s head up through the ground. He said that in his opinion the fly agaric is the most beautiful mushroom of all mushrooms. I told him I too think they look nice and how I every fall, when I was a kid, at school, loved to draw and paint them. He suggested I take a picture of it. Since I actually have so many pictures of fly agaric from all previous years, I had no intention to shoot any new ones. But, okay, if you want me to I’ll do it.

The next days we kept asking each other have you seen the mushroom today ? The color is so nice and bright. Then, oh, now the hat is really big. Then, awww, the color is fading. Today Leif said no need to take anymore pictures of the mushroom, in his mind, it was practically gone. I couldn’t resist, I took one more pic. He was right, the mushroom’s “best before” has expired.

i have always wondered why the name refers to flies. I have never seen any flies or other insects, snails or anything on them. I guess it’s because the poisonous. I believe I have, if not hundreds of pictures of the amanita muscaria, but very well dozens of them I will not take any new pictures anymore next fall or the next or the next . . .  😉

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