14 July 2012

ATL Mélange: The Morel of the Story

[As with all pics hereabouts, click to embiggen, scroll over for additional commentary]

Driving by this BBQ place, had to snap a pic or two:

Cord wood is always a good sign. As are neon pigs.
When I saw this sign, I knew I had to obey:

Whatever you say
Pigs notwithstanding, BBQ was adequate. My dining companion:

Patriot Longhorn

Young Nutkin who hopped off the center post just in time for me to snap this.
Somebody forgot to remove this sign, maybe 100 years ago!
The cat's in the bag
After four straight nights of near-torrential rain and scary cloud-to-ground lightning, I present: The fungus among us, or Amanita jump a little lighter:

Smooth Chantarelle (Craterellus cantharellus)
Looks like Browning Amanita (Amanita brunnescens)?
Morel of the same????
No Clue—maybe Yellow Pleated Parasol (Leucocoprinus birnbaumii)
Best guess: Peppery Lactarius (Lactarius piperatus)?
Sickener (Russula emetica), I think 
Ditto, maybe
Vermillion Waxycap (Hygrocybe miniata)

Caesar's Mushroom (Amanita caesarea) perhaps
Again, not sure

Atlanta Psilocybe (Psilocybe atlantis)!!

(h/t to Thunder for pointing me to this site for id's, all of which are subject to correction)

These, of course, after this previously posted stinker:

Eastern stinkhorn (Phallus ravenelii)


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I never saw a catshroom before...

Randal Graves said...

Ooh, those first few reds are new. Big points for the shrooms, but sir, you ate at a place that specializes in pig-based foods, and no bacon porn?