Thursday, September 07, 2006

Backyard Ballet

Look at them. Aren’t they beautiful? Four ballerinas all dressed in their beautiful white ballet gowns. Two of them twirl while two others look on. Maybe the two observers are students and they are watching and learning the dance.

Oh, you say all you see are toadstools? That’s too bad because you are missing such entertainment. Allow your imagination to take you to this lovely show. It will, you know.


Blogger Tina said...

Oh bless their lil toadstool hearts! Hubby and I are so evil to our precious BabyGirl: This past Spring we had toadstools out the ying ying in our backyard, and we kept telling her that fairies like to sit under them when it rained. Well.... one day while shopping at The Party Store for items for my sister's surprise b'day party, I came across this 8 pack of teeney tiny plastic fairies that were all posed differently and were wearing individual fairy outfits. Hubby and I waited for her to go to sleep, and with flashlights, we set these teeney tiny fairies up under the toadstools and took pictures with the digital camera. When we showed them to her the next day, you should have seen her eyes: they were as big as saucers. She always looks for them still and always reminds any visitor to our backyard of this "fact": Be careful! You gonna step on my fairies."

September 07, 2006 4:04 AM  
Blogger Sue Woo said...

PoP, I have them too! Must've been Ernesto (saying that name continues to make me want to burst into ABBA-song). See, you and tina thought beauty, I thought "Lunch!" I know better than to eat one but I thought it anyway.

September 07, 2006 4:09 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Got 'em in Georgia too! Yep nice little crop of amanita you have there. Showy but deadly in most cases. Sometimes call the Death Cap or Destroying Angel all of the mushrooms in the family are predictably poisonous so it is best to avoid any shrooms that look similar.
Tricky thing is the poison doesn't usually start to take effect for 10 hours or so. Mushrooms in this family account for over 90% of the poisoning deaths from mushrooms.
They are pretty however, in their own way...

September 07, 2006 5:50 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Wonderful picture, PoP, and I love Tina's story! I don't think that's evil at all! Gives your little girl something to dream about. You can burst her bubble when she turns into a sassy teenager. =)

Stella loves toadstools but they make her sick so I have to pluck them out of the ground whenever they spring up.

September 07, 2006 5:55 AM  
Blogger Rook said...

I've a prossession of ballerinas in the backyard stage. They put on a show every year at this time. They line up nice and straight until the end, when it hooks to the east.

September 07, 2006 6:37 AM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

PoP...I think I see one of them on it's toes...

Tina....what a wonderful story...thanks for sharing...

For Fred from other thread...
sorry about that....yeah..I laughed when I read your reply too..

September 07, 2006 6:51 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I can hear the sugar plum song in my head right now. I think I will dance along---wooo, too dizzy. Thanks, PoP

September 07, 2006 6:56 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Illusion works impenetrable,
Weaving webs innumerable,
Her gay pictures never fail,
Crowds each other, veil on veil,
Charmer who will be believed,
By man who thirsts to be deceived

Ralph Waldo Emerson

September 07, 2006 7:12 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

I see them dance, I wish everyone could.

(Renee, I grew up on a farm, so I wasn't offended. I know NYC is the first thing anyone pictures when you say "New York")

September 07, 2006 7:16 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

Quite FAB...I love Yard Ballet!


But the Curtain always comes down too soon.

September 07, 2006 7:30 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Actually what I see POP, is the maturing ang aging of life when I looked at it. Notice from the left to the right, the growth pattern. Shows the diff. stages. Didn't notice any faries though. ;)

September 07, 2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

Actually, I thought they were end tables. I guess my imagination is really in trouble.

September 07, 2006 9:45 AM  
Blogger dusty said...

omg..I love this photo and your caption. Thanks soothes the savage beast in me that wants to annilate the Republican spin going on around us.

Are you going to do the book meme? No biggie if you aren't..I was just curious what you read:)

September 07, 2006 9:48 AM  
Blogger glenda said...

Ahhh...ooohhh...aaahhh!! I see the colored light around them..oh, wait, was just my imagination.

September 07, 2006 12:18 PM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

'shrooms are popping up everywhere!

September 07, 2006 1:12 PM  
Blogger Donviti said...

mushrooms and the bush there is an analogy you can run with

September 07, 2006 1:27 PM  
Blogger Human said...

Awesome photo. Be sure to click to enlarge folks. Just the texture of the needles is worth a long gaze.


September 07, 2006 2:01 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Tina ... Once your little girl figures out all the lies she will never believe anything you ever say again. Interesting how adults screw up childrens minds.

As for toadstools, the highways are full of them, and some of them are on cell phones. :-)

September 07, 2006 2:09 PM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Where are the hippos in tutus? I can't forget the dancing hippos.

September 07, 2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

beautiful picture...

and i saw progression - growth - life perfectly expressed!

September 07, 2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

"Drink the kool-aide!"

I heard a comedian say that once at the beginning of a show... apparently the kool-aide would make him appear funnier? I suppose the same could be said of imagining mushrooms as ballerinas! Besides, it comes in five delicious colours!

September 07, 2006 11:40 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

Glad I'm not the only one who thought of Fantasia.

The littlest mushroom was so cute.

September 08, 2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

But do they taste good?! And do you see pretty things...and laugh alot?

September 09, 2006 2:32 AM  
Blogger Yankabroad said...


I once picked Amanita Muscarias in Colorado (they're the ones that Alice in Wonderland ate), put them on a pizza, and served them to our friends. When nobody died I went strait the to bar next door for a drink. I was terrified at first, then incredibly relieved (stupid teenager tricks!). I was working at Bob and Tony's Pizza in Estes Park at the time, and my boss called me at the Alley Bar. "What the hell are you doing in the bar?" he shouted. "You are supposed to be making pizza!"

Just a silly little anecdote.

On another note, my blog is closed. Thank you so much for all your support, and please visit if you wish to leave your final regards.

September 11, 2006 8:19 PM  
Anonymous VirusHead said...

I've got some too at

September 25, 2006 5:12 PM  

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