Category Archives: Mary McAndrew Paintress

“Fabulous Fungal Jungle Foray”

Today Tedd and I went out into the great huge area called “The Lawn”. We are in England and found that the lawns here are just like the ones at home, if they don’t get cut they become like a jungle! It had long green blades of grass and clover leaves and other plants so huge to us, they loomed over our heads.

Ted finds a Shaggy Ink Cap Mushroom

Ted finds a Shaggy Ink Cap Mushroom

Tedd came upon this really exciting find, two Shaggy Ink Cap Mushrooms standing tall in the jungle of grass. We studied them carefully but didn’t touch, as you never know if they may be poisonous. We did some sketches then looked them up in a field guide when we got home.

Teena comes to see the mushroom

Teena comes to see the mushroom

We told our artist friend Mary McAndrew about them and she decided to do a little watercolor sketch of them, check it out on her blog here.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the huge mushroom discovery with us!

from your reporter in the field, Teena Teeny.

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“A Visit to Grampa’s House” 7-27-09

Mr. McCuddles sketch on the porch

Mr. McCuddles sketch on the porch 7-27-09

I took a short trip down to Endicott, NY to visit my Grampa’s house. My Artist friend drew my portrait while I got some suntime on the back porch…ah this is the life.