Magic Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms

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Mushrooms seem to have been a feature of many a woodland walk recently. I’m amazed – as a non-expert – at the number, and at the subtle variations in type – to be found here along this favourite stretch of wooded coastline in south-west Scotland.

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I love to review the photos close-up and see these delicate shapes sitting amongst the myriad other miniature plants, like people waiting for an early morning commuter train. You always notice the one with the great hat.

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Sighting a mushroom – however small and ‘unremarkable its ‘looks’; I’m filled with a feeling of other-worldliness, in which I delight, child-like. Even ‘though I know it’s just a hangover from reading too many fairy tales. (If there can be such a thing as too many).

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I’ve just re-located to another village, Gatehouse-Of-Fleet, and while I will continue to run and enjoy sharing Larglea House and garden (20 mins drive away) with self-catering customers; it was time for me to get my own place, and expand as a photographer, designer and artist.

After arriving yesterday – I discovered an attic studio with all the light and space I could concievably imagine. I hadn’t been shown it on viewing. A wonderful surprise.

A lot has happened in a very short, and exciting space of time.

It wasn’t the Magic Mushrooms..

Was it?


About largelyhelen

Designer, photographer, writer.
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