OK, these are the most fun things EVER to make. I love making them so much that I had to consciously and diligently promise myself to not make more than five. There are just so many other fun things to do. If I let myself, all I would do until the end of time is make mushrooms.
What kind of alternate mushroom-making life did I keep myself from having? How would that have turned out? I guess we'll never know.
Today Andrew and I walked all over the city with my mushrooms and snacks that I hoped would lure birds or squirrels over to my mushrooms.
At Washington Square park, where I found this awesome tree root, two squirrels ran right up to us when we stopped and I got out my bag of Chex Mix. Would you believe it, they didn't like any of the Chex Mix goodies. What kind of picky squirrels are they? In the middle of winter, even.
What's funny is that one of the squirrels climbed up this tree about 3 feet and then peeked around at me as I was setting up the mushrooms. When I was done setting them up, he ran up to a branch and watched us take pictures. As we were leaving, he finally came down. Maybe the bright orange mushrooms were freaking him out.
I tried several times to get birds, too, but they were even more skittish than the squirrels. Oh, well. Although a photo with a bird or a squirrel in it would have been beyond priceless, Andrew did an amazing job capturing the cuteness of my little set of mushrooms.
In fact, I had to pick these from over 70 photos! I'll be uploading a bunch to my Flickr
I created a Mushroom Swap Set
in my Flickr account, because there are too many good ones to only share three.