This mushroom also occurred where I grew up in Ontario. There it was yellow or orange (I don't have a picture), and rarely grew larger than the saucer from a tea cup. Here it is usually scarlet, and can be as wide as a dinner plate. I remembered some very differently-coloured individuals from Cicero Sings a month or so ago -- very pale, much more yellow or orange. I've not seen any like those here on the coast.
Anyway, with the rain of last week and more on the way, things should be delightfully fungal here quite soon.