I have always had a real fascination with all things fungi.
Perhaps that love came from the fairy rings that my mother taught me to recreate when I was just a little girl.
We didn't have a lot of fungi in the yard but I was allowed to go around our garden and pick all sorts of flowers that were in our flowering hedges to make a fairy ring, complete with grand entrance and throne for the fairy queen, who of course always sat on top of a toadstool.
I can still remember my excitement as an adult when I found that those picture-book red mushrooms with white spots did actually exist!
And there was even more amazement when I saw my first real fairy ring, It was pre-digital cameras so I don't have a photo, but those large circles of mushrooms just fascinated me.
So now you know why I have quite a few projects that have mushrooms or toadstools in them! One of the April Hexies in the Gentle Gems 2021 Hexies program features one:
I have seen many colours of mushrooms and toadstools, but never one quite these colours, so treat that as poetic licence!
The other April Hexie is a retro Icecream Sundae. The icecream is outlined with little bullion loops which give a sweet scalloped effect - makes me want to eat it!