O is for Oswaldtwistle.
We went there almost a year ago and I've previously recounted part of that tale here in Four Hours in the Life of a Sausage.
In the grounds of Oswaldtwistle Mill is a pond replete with ducks and a couple of black swans.
By the side of the pond we came across some toadstools, including this fly agaric. For more information about the Amanita muscaria see this Cheshire Wildlife Trust webpage.
You can see the toadstool in the context of its surroundings in a picture on my photoblog Sithenah. One of the black swans with other fungi can be seen at http://sithenah.aminus3.com/image/2007-10-10.html.
Here's a few more fly-agaric pics I came across on blogs recently ~~ AB Photo Latvia ~~ Adelaide Daily Photo ~~ Bad Photographer ~~ Cheltenham Daily Photo ~~ Eye on Texel ~~ Sydney Daily Snap ~~ Synchronizing ~~ Vantaa Daily Photo