I love fungi.  I think they are fascinating things; beautiful, in fact.  When I told my Mum this, she gave me a very strange look, but I think they are really quite magical.  They also carry some quite powerful symbolism for me: regeneration, abundance in adversity, the ‘dark’ side of the cycle of life.

My workplace is set in some very well-tended grounds, and an astonishing variety of fungi inhabit the place.  I took my camera for a mushroom walk at lunchtime this week, and snapped this little lot – have fun!  (These are all straight off the camera, unedited.  Some are better than others, but I think all are pretty cool)