WOW! Is it just growing there in what looks like a road or walkway? These are such odd growths aren't they? We've had some very humid weather recently (rare so they must be blasting the clouds again) and this morning I noticed 2 mushrooms growing right near my mailbox while on my walk this morning. They were not noticeable, maybe not even there, when I walked by the box yesterday morning. They always seem to just appear one day.
No-no, I saw it in a ditch and had to cut it to get at it. What shocked me was the size of the thing. That knife is 7" long with the blade 3". And the blade wouldn't cross the stem of the thing in one cut. But those marks are blue, BLUE dammit. I'd never seen a blue mushroom before. Or rather part of one.
Beautiful but clean your knife well before slicing off a chunk of cheese :).
Hahaha, I'm afraid these days I deem cheese and that thing to be about equally likely to drop me. But yep, I did clean the blade and the groove it sits too.
Well you know I like this! (even if I have no desire to eat it)
Yeah well, I went OOOOOOOooooo you're a nasty big thing aren't you. As I jumped down into a drain to get to the ditch on the other side. All with a grin of glee.
I like that knife! I wish I knew more about mushroom identification because I love eating those things but don't if I don't know they are 100% safe to consume.
I've had that style of knife for years now. It's got that inward curve that bites clean into something you'd be pruning. But it's also both big enough and small enough to grip the blade without cutting yourself while budding and grafting a rose or an apple. Nowadays I carry it when hiking just in case I need to cut a lace or something.Yes, I'm a bit that way myself. And you really cannot learn off photos in books either. For one thing I have learned is that for every good mushroom there's a bad one that will make you very sick next to it.