There was a long while when I didn't give much thought to the humble mushroom, until I started adding them to the odd painting a few years back. Then, in 2010, I took part in a show at Narwhal Art Projects called The Dazzle and devoted all five oil paintings to them.
Now, any time I go up north to my parent's home, I try to go for a walk back in the woods and see what I can find. This past weekend was rainy and cool; the perfect climate for mushrooms to pop up overnight.
Here are photos of just a few findings back in the woods. I brought a field guide along with me, and was able to identify some of them along the way.
*(Please note: I'm not a trained mycologist, so please don't use the names below as reference).
Some type of Mycena
Hemitrichia species and Phlebia tremellosa