Brilliant Yellow!

The children and I were riding home in the car the other day and there, on the side of the road, was the most brilliant color of yellow I have seen in a long time. I just had to stop and take a picture of it. The closer I got I was able to discover that it was a cluster of mushrooms. Now I had never seen this mushroom before and the people in the house must of thought I was crazy but there I stood taking picture after picture. Once we arrived at home I took out the ole trusty Audubon Field Guide of North American Mushrooms and looked it up. Found out it is an edible mushroom in the Chanterelles family. It is in fact the Canterellus cibarius. How I wish it grew in my yard, I would have loved to try it. They say that they smell like sweet apricots and taste sweet as well. Without being able to get real close to see the underside of the mushroom I didn't dare pick it (not only because it wasn't in my yard but because of the fakers that try to resemble it that are poisonous.) Maybe you can tell if it is in fact the edible species.