At this time of the year the Amanita muscaria (also known as fly agaric) grow in profusion in the pine needles of this forest in the Blue Mountains (NSW, Australia). I believe they have magic qualities if eaten (I can imagine!!) … there must be some very happy little creatures around as a lot of the mushrooms have holes in them!
This time last year, I shot Persistence in the same area.
Featured in Retired and Happy Group in May 2009