We recently moved to a new house, and one of the things that I've enjoyed the most is witnessing things grow around the yard with the passing of the seasons that the previous owners planted.
You should've seen me when I discovered two beautiful mushroomsin the yard, right in front of where I park the car.
Well, I posted the picture with much excitement on Facebook saying; Beauty from our yard. 🍄 I can't stop looking at it, I might go have lunch next to it!, and a friend commented right away; Don't get too close. The amanita mushroom can prove to be fatal.
And I am so glad she did, cause I had temptations. As the days went by, two more Amanitas have been growing very close to that first one and they are getting bigger and bigger by the day. I am like a little kid with a new toy.
I decided to do some research about this fascinating and beautiful mushroom:
The amanita is one of the most toxic known mushrooms found worldwide and is responsible for approximately 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning.
A few species of Amanita are edible, but experts advise against eating a member of amanita unless known that is edible with absolute certainty. If specimen is identified incorrectly, consumption may cause extreme sickness and possibly death.
I created this short video from an Illustration that I did last year for a school project where I created an imaginary scene of a little girl in the forest sorrounded by magic. It was inspired by Kirsten Rickert's daugher Maya and the original picture of the forest in the background is by my talented friend Irina Elston, it was a surprise that on the project presentation day, our projects were able to merge into one, she had created this gorgeous background from her own photography work and it seemed like the perfect space for my Illustration.
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