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! 


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.


lynn bowes 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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Brittan said...

wow, how beautiful! and what a great surprise!!! i love mushrooms, too. i have been stitching some ( and have become addicted, ha ha ha!
hope you have a wonderful day!

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

Unknown 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 | the 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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