Beautiful and deadly!
Beauty can be deceiving, even worse it can be deadly!.
I was so happy to see these beautiful mushrooms popping out in cluster all over my backyard. I took some pictures and I even put on my desktop. They were so perfect, they come up as a white stright stem, then the top forms a rounded white ball, then it turns bright shiny orange with white evenly spaced raised spots. The ball flattens and there you have it, a perfect umbrella.
Once the romantic fascination settled, it is time to look up the facts. The beauty was just skin deep. I turned to my friend google which gave me 1,340,000 web sites in .22 sec! This beautiful on the outside turned out to be quite ugly, so much so that even bugs and worms avoid it. I guess you got to be horribly ugly for bugs and worms to avoid you. It turned out that those worms and bugs have something to teach us ! But now I know the beauty (on the long run) is always within.
Needless to say I went on destructive spree, which I am sure that I will do again once the snow melts but not before taking more pictures of this poisonous beauty. You know they are still beautiful! And beauty remains attractive. The official name of this mushroom was Amantia Muscaria and the non official one was DEATH ANGEL!