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Mobile Monday Mushroom

By Ericsamson
We have just updated our phones and are now the proud users of an iPhone7. I realise that in a rapidly changing world this has been superseded by more glamorous, cutting edge 'stuff' but it marks a huge advance on our old phones. Having said that I quite miss shovelling the anthracite dust into the miniature firebox and waiting for a head of steam to build up. 🥴 I thought I'd try out the camera on this gaudy specimen; I think it's a Fly Agaric but, as always, very happy to be corrected! My imperfect understanding is that while it may not be deadly it is a powerful hallucinogenic. 🤩 🤪 🙃 🍄 This may explain why the sky blue pink zebra keeps following me.
Make it stop mummy, please make it stop. 😢
My thanks to all who voted and commented upon 'Light and Shade 2'; as always, much appreciated and consoling as I drift towards my dotage.
Best wishes to all for the week ahead, G. 🙂

Tags: North yorkshire Flowers and plants Mushroom fungi Mobile Monday Castle Howard Arboretum

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Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
12 Oct 2020 8:27PM
Beautiful photos!

Arne Smile
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2020 8:35PM
great photos am i right in saying its a fly Agaric ?
12 Oct 2020 9:12PM
Beautiful colour and detail in these close-up images.
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1778 England
12 Oct 2020 9:27PM
You new mobile will not only let you know when you enter your dotage, but can suggest appropriate counsellors and medication...
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
12 Oct 2020 9:27PM
Lovely images Eric

Joe Smile
12 Oct 2020 9:44PM
🍄🍄🍄just found this 🍄🍄🍄
12 Oct 2020 10:25PM
Pretty good new toy you've got there Graham

Does it make phone calls?

Colin Smile
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 738 England
12 Oct 2020 10:35PM
Unmistakably Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria).
12 Oct 2020 10:49PM
Thank you Colin and John. Yes, it's a technical 'tour de force' - so Matron says. Make phone calls on it? Well there's a thought ... not sure I want to talk to anybody though ... damn sure they don't want to talk to me!
John: Let not your heart be troubled. I've downloaded an app called 'Codger' which gives me rapid access to a wide range of therapies, medications and limitless access to Round the Horne and ISIHAC. Recommended by Mrs T of N W - naturally! 🥴

Thanks to Keith and Steve for the identification - very much appreciated. 🙂
Firstly well done and congrats you have now officially joined the mobile world of gadgetry and super human feats of which Matron will be proud.
You are quite right re fungi itís a very potent killer and can trigger psychotic episodes trust you to find one the deadliest fungi on the planet there is a name for it but it fortunately escapes me at the moment.

13 Oct 2020 4:14AM
The red ones always seemed to scream out
" consume at your peril " ....if it wasn't a killer fungi,
I might have given it a go for the zebra trip alone !
Best of luck Eric with the new mobile .
Cheers Walt
13 Oct 2020 6:03AM
Well spotted Cyril, no really it is well spotted!
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2020 7:10AM
Beautiful shot.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 70 Norway
13 Oct 2020 7:37AM
I think Dylan from the Magic Roundabout used to chew laconically on one of these...
The version looks like something removed from my innards after an operation...
13 Oct 2020 10:06AM
Excellent results from your iPhone, Graham.
I hope you didn't tread on the mushroom while admiring your pictures. Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
13 Oct 2020 10:40AM
Two fine captures of this magic mushroom, Graham 🍄 I'd have taken the photos first though before taking a nibble... 😁👍
Trev 😀
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
13 Oct 2020 4:50PM
Phones?.... Wasn't he the Navigator and possibly the Hydrophone operator in Stingray.
I'm sure it's well past time he was updated but to replace the poor old codger with an Apple,
that's harsh. If Troy Tempest's been replaced by Granny Smith I'm going to write to those
people at ATV and give them some good old What for.!!
13 Oct 2020 7:41PM
You've got me thinking now Dave. Phones ... ? ... wasn't it drones ... ? ... traffic cones ... ? ... cones hotline ... ? ... hot cones line ... ? ... stones (rolling or otherwise) ....................... [exits stage right muttering incoherently.]
I can't even remember whether to swipe left or right on the 'Codger App'. 🥴
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1778 England
13 Oct 2020 9:10PM
The Codger App requires you to hit the carriage return lever, which goes from left to right. This also moves the paper up a line...
13 Oct 2020 9:36PM
Ahhhhhh! Thanks for that John. 👍

Yep, works fine now! Oh ... hang on I've pulled! 👍🥳 A muscle. 👎😫 I've now got a socially distanced appointment with my physiotherapist Rita Ralgex. 😬
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1778 England
13 Oct 2020 9:40PM
Be careful where Rita slathers that stuff, mate!
13 Oct 2020 9:47PM
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2020 10:07AM
Extraordinary find... Beautiful specimen, well caught !!
Isabel GrinGrin

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