Imaginary Karin - mushroom

I always take a million photos of colourful leaves this time of year, but now I’ve started doing something different. Last year I started a project of taking photos of mushrooms.

Why? Because mushrooms grow in autumn and they’re cute and I like them. πŸ™‚

I wonder if my affinity for mushrooms is somehow correlated with the unhealthy amount of Mario Bros. I played as a child? Like.. maybe I subconsciously connect them to 1UP and Toad somehow?

Autumn 2014 - mushroom

Autumn 2014 - mushroom

I just wish I knew more about the different types. I know a lot about berries because my grandparents always took me berry picking in the autumns, but for some reason we never picked mushrooms so I know nothing about them and have no idea what kinds are edible.
Except I’m pretty sure a red cap with white dots means it is poisonous. πŸ˜›

Maybe I should take a class or something? I actually think they have some kind of mushroom picking classes here. Might be worth looking into…

Autumn 2014 - mushroom

Autumn 2014 - mushroom

Autumn 2014 - mushroom

I know I go on and on about this every damn year, but I just love autumn so much!

Nature may be going to sleep, but I feel like I’ve just woken up. Watching trees going bare and nights getting darker should maybe be depressing, but I don’t see it like that.
I don’t see it as nature dying, I see it as nature starting over. This is the end of the cycle, this is when everything old is getting cleaned out and we go back to the beginning.

Every season has its charm, but this is the best time of the year for me. ❀️

Also, soon it’s Halloween!