Friday, May 06, 2011

Mushrooms and moss make me happy


You may remember a few weeks ago I made some hanging moss ball planters.  I liked them so much that I decided to hang them by the window above my sink so I could enjoy them all day.  Now, you may have noticed that I have a thing for mushrooms, so imagine my delight when I saw what was poking out of my moss ball last night.
    

I had stopped at the sink for a drink of water before bed and looking up thought "what did the kids stick in my moss ball?"  It looked as if they had jammed mini q-tips in one.  Upon closer inspection I realized they were teeny tiny mushrooms.  I was so excited I took the moss ball down and ran to the bedroom to show my huband.  He was of course just as excited as I was. (not)  I snapped a quick pic just in case they were gone in the morning.


As you can see they weren't gone but had sprouted up about a half an inch and the caps turned from white to dove grey.


Aren't they so tiny and delightful?  I love surprises like this.


Have a great Friday everybody! 

*UPDATE*

The mushrooms have opened even more in the few hours since I wrote this blog post.  Now they're like tiny parasols.  Aren't they fantastic?




Okay, carry on.

15 comments:

silver.work said...

These are just too cool. Bonus surprise mushrooms . . . and I love the way you suspected your kidlets first. You are a bright spot in my day, girl.

xox :: lynnie

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

My children give me ample and good reason to suspect them first in all matter of shenanigans. :D xo

Bonkers About Buttons said...

that's so funny re childrens shenanigans - I would of thought the same thing! they look lovely!

susan christensen said...

What a delightful pop-up! The colors in these photos are really serene and harmonious.

Owlie said...

wow, how beautiful! and what a great surprise!!! i love mushrooms, too. i have been stitching some (http://littleowlarts.blogspot.com/2011/05/they-came-from-stardust.html) and have become addicted, ha ha ha!
hope you have a wonderful day!
xo

ellen said...

Doesn't nature give us the most delightful and unexpected gifts at times? And, aren't we lucky to see them and find such joy in the seeing?

k said...

Those are totally fantastic - I would be as excited as you! Happy Friday!

Margie Oomen said...

you deserve such amazing surprises
so perfect
happy mother's day weekend

Emma said...

You made me laugh! I always suspect kiddy sabotage too!
Those are some great photos. Those last few would make a great series for framing and hanging on the wall. You have a good eye for pics!

Laura said...

Beautiful mushrooms! They are so delicate and airy looking... what other surprises will your moss balls hold?

Elise/One Woman, Reinvented said...

Just discovered your blog and I love it! Raised (though not born) in Minnesota, my heart is still there in so many ways. I'm looking forward to exploring your blog --

Brittany at Home Ground said...

I love that you did this project and that you're getting some little surprises out of it. These little mushrooms are so darn sweet!

Lisa-Marie said...

Oh my goodness! Surprise mushrooms! How utterly wonderful, and a bonus reward for you efforts.

noricum said...

Magical! :)

julochka said...

that is the coolest thing ever! you grew your own mushrooms in your kitchen (tho' they don't look that edible). you're so cool.

by the way, i tried to play with large-scale sanding equipment and bits of wood in husband's workshop and am now even more in awe of what you're doing...but i have to ask if you're able to keep a manicure. :-)

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