I love the time of year when the weather is hot, the lawn is green, and my over watered lawn is dotted with random mushrooms. I must admit, I still think of any mushroom not sold in the grocery store as a most certain “doorway to death”. You know, those insidious ‘shrooms known to send people into the most agonizing of deaths; all in the pursuit of a free meal from Mother Nature.
That being said, deadly or not, I find myself on my knees looking at their interesting colors, shapes, and natural designs. I can’t help myself. Mushrooms are beautiful! Spend some time really looking at them. I think in the end, while you may still want to dig them up, stomp on them or risk your life to eat them; you will certainly appreciate them more.