4.02.2011

Sign of Spring



I wouldn't call you pretty
I'd call you pretty trippy
first fungi creature
in Spring woods

snow is melting slowly
barely earth showing
yet here you are growing
the wondrous
somewhat poisonous
false morel
~


this is my spring:


so
you can imagine my delight when I saw this mushroom growing!
Spring unfolds slowly in NW Montana
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43 comments:

  1. Your mushroom looks brain-like!
    Aaaahh, the cabin looks like a lovely little retreat- I think I'd quite like living in a cabin in the woods.
    Happy slow-to-make-it-to NW-Montana Spring!
    :)

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  2. Pure delight, I got stuck in the softness of his tones, like a brain.

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  3. Wow, Tammie! You sure have a gift for spotting little treasures in nature. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it in my life.

    I hope the weather is friendly and you're having lovely days. :0 oxx

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  4. Looks familiar! We just got another 5 inches, but with the late spring snows, it does seem to melt away quickly. Still PLENTY to go around, though! I see those bloggers in the UK and am amazed!

    Thanks for the well wishes for Etsy... we'll see, no activity (well of the $$ kind) yet!

    Happy mushroom hunting!

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  5. A visual delight.
    Greetings.

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  6. Tammie, your photo of the cabin and creek is stunning. Very peaceful. ~ Angela

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  7. What an amazing wrinkled mushroom. Love that little red cottage in the woods. Your spring looks like mine.

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  8. indeed...slowly but so beautiful and the things growing are much more appreciated.

    love

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  9. a fungus very exotic to me.
    Lovely and bucolic landscapes with the cabin.
    A hug Tammie

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  10. Your macros are just amazing! I love the earth colors of the fungus and the ground around it.
    The scene with the cabin and the little bridge across the creek is so peaceful and serene. In summer it must be just awesome! If that's your cabin and place of retreat, you are very blessed!

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  11. Tammie,
    I did'nt know that the weather in Montana was so cold !
    I wish you a happy and warm spring!

    Elena

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  12. Great shots, Tammie. A beautiful spot. I'm going out today to do my first search for real morels -- any day now. We're blessed with a bounty of these tasty fungi each April. Yum.

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  13. I'll trade my spring for yours anytime, even if the sweet little thing looks a bit like a brain. Sorry, I couldn't resist that! Happy Sunday Tammie!

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  14. Mushroom allready? Looks like a brain that one, don't know if I would eat it..:)
    So many wonderful shots since last time I was here. The stones with ice on, the ice crystals - oh, they are wonderful!
    Wish you a happy Sunday Tammie!

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  15. For some reason, I'm hearing those old ads which say "This is your brain.. on drugs." ;) Cool shot and nice to know that there's new growth happening.

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  16. Beautiful photos,and the reflection is just awesome!

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  17. Oh my dear, you've got a lot of snow there! But I can see Spring is on its' way, melting snow by the water, such a gorgeous place!! =) I'm glad you did find a sign of Spring, the strange but beautiful mushroom! =D

    Have a nice Sunday and April! :)

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  18. I love looking at mushrooms, no matter how 'ugly' they are. To me they each have their own personalities!

    Looks like Spring is slowly coming in Montana, as it is creeping here in Oregon. Rain, rain, rain. Sigh.

    I stopped at a truck stop in Wyoming once in August. They were expecting snow flurries the next day. We asked the clerk didn't they get summer in Wyoming and he laughed and said "yeah, and you just have to hope you packed a lunch on that day so you can go out and enjoy it". Waiting for Spring this year makes me feel the same way!

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  19. That kinda reminds me of the chinese dumplings after they are cooked XD hahahahaha! Btw, I love the green color of the moss beside that fungi!

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  20. Wonderful photos...moist spring, musky scent, and fungus abound. I lived in a log cabin built back in the 30's in Oregon for about 4 years and have fond memories of that time. It was dark, the windows small and mice galore, but I loved being a homebody there. So much so, that eventually my boyfriend and I broke up because I would rather stay home than go rock climbing or skiing or most anything. I learned a lot about myself there...

    I have a 'conch' painted with a woodland scene with a bobcat in it (I am not sure what they are really called, but it's a fungus that grows on trees that hardens into a 'woody' kind of 'shroom).

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  21. Nice photos and the poem was great. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I went looking today, but didn't find anything spring like. Geez, it does look like a brain. Enjoy spring!

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  23. Tammie,did you know that there are about 75,000 scientifically identified species of fungi, with scientists believing there may be as many as a million species not yet unidentified.
    Yours may well be one of the unidentified.I'll post some Scottish fungi sometime this summer.

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  24. This is a very unusual mushroom. I have the umbrella shaped ones.

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  25. Since I'm so interested in the workings of the brain, I thought you posted this just for me, Tammie. Sure LOOKS brain-like! It's snowing in Breck, too.

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  26. That is one of the most interesting mushrooms I've ever seen. Glad to see the spring thaw taking place there. So pretty - just like a postcard. :) Theresa

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  27. Come on, Spring!

    Beautiful post.

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  28. Glad the spring is coming at last Tammie. That fungi is amazing, is it a kind of Gyromitra?

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  29. hope the spring season brings more delight and happiness!

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  30. Exciting discovery indeed! An excellent sign of Spring!

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  31. wow thats one ugly fungus...hahah...yeah springs here too!!!

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  32. What a weird mushroom and a nice poem! I imagine dwarfs wandering round-about... Haven't you seen any?:)
    A late Spring at your place! In my town - too... I suppose you are going to see wondrous pictures of beauty there! Does the river "sing" in a different way now?

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  33. Spring is teasing me here. It was tshirt weather yesterday, then we just had a snowstorm today

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  34. I enjoy seeing the first mushroom almost as much as the first flower. Lovely!

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  35. cool little mushroom to celebrate the arrival of spring, great words to match

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  36. OMG, I thought I saw a "brain". What a unique shape of mushroom, never seen one like it.

    P.S. Last Sunday was the last day that the Preserve is opened to the public. DWP is closing it, but there is a group who will petition its reopening.

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  37. Heehee--your fungi looks like a brain! Are you sure you aren't growing aliens out there in Montana??? lol

    ((hugs))

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  38. That shack looks peaceful and inviting.

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  39. I would call you pretty....especially in this shot.

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  40. WonderfulPicturesThankYouForSharing

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  41. Dear Tammie, Your Spring is enchanting! What a retreat from the world . . . no wonder your spirit can dance all winter. I think you are right about the fungi . . . "pretty trippy" is perfect! I hope you have many more fungi by now and less snow.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie