9.26.2013

Velvety Rose Fomitopsis Rosea


treasures of the forest


meeting you makes my heart 
go pitter pat


velvety to see and touch

such unusual conks

also:

these all seem like magical creatures to me


fruits rising from the earth below

I think these are called clavaria
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still finding mushrooms stored in the trees

warning
i might be on a mushroom kick for a little while 
;-)

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30 comments:

  1. These other-worldly "creatures" are totally new to me.
    (And I love collecting mushrooms -- just have never seen the likes of these.) These colors, these forms.
    Wow. So beautiful. I am totally captivated.

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  2. These are very captivating . I could marvel at them for hours ~ enchanting they are !

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  3. They do look magical. I don't recognize any of them. I did see some regular shaped mushrooms today. Those fingery looking ones are great for this time of year.

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  4. How visually fantastical..what a paradise of meditation..beauty..and deep magic! Nature truly amazes me..I fall in love every time! Thanks for sharing these beautiful poems of nature!
    HUgs...this sparked my being!
    HUgs kindred
    Victoria

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  5. Beautiful photography, Tammie! I will love to see more of it!

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  6. What delicate and lovely treasures you've found.

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  7. Yes, very much like magical creatures, some of them even remind me of sea anemones. Quite fascinating in shape and colour. I like the little tendrils coming out from under the rock!

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  8. I love all the offerings of the forest and am a sucker for mushrooming. I find it incredibly exciting, the finding and the hoping . . .
    Are you drying some for the winter??

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  9. thank you everyone for your lovely messages and visits.

    Arija, I do not have any dried for winter this year. I have in the past. this year i have been doubting my identifying of mushrooms and have an instinct to feel certain...

    so mostly visiting with and photographing mushrooms.

    Thank you for asking.

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  10. Exquisite photos! Really very beautiful mushrooms! Wonderful colors!

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  11. It's 'shroom time of year Tammie.
    I love these pictures.

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  12. Hello, Tammie Lee.

     The encounter with your work is my pleasure.
     Thank you for visit.

     The prayer for all peace.
     I wish You all the best.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma ❃

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  13. wonderful shapes and structures....

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  14. Dear Tammie

    I do so love your fungi portraits. They are such mysterious life forms. Lovely! I am headed home via the mountains in the Shenandoah Valley. Nothing like your majestic mountains . . . have a wondrous weekend. Hugs from Virginia. Carol

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  15. Hey Tammie , it's a long time since my last visit.. i'm really sorry :)
    But now , I saw all the photos I missed and it's like a wonderful journey though the seasons..wow , you offer me a simply moment of a real , deep joy , you live in in a wonderful country , your love for the nature around you is really a bonus , we can feel this love in your images..thank you to share all these beauties.. , you do fantastic work here..:)

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  16. pretty and kinda graoss at the same time

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  17. These are subtle and stunning!

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  18. Beautiful! The prairie just doesn't have such intriguing and unique fungi! Very cool! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  20. hi tammie,

    such gorgeous photos!

    you have a lovely blog!
    loving your photography/blog.

    first time here...dropping by via sandy's to say hi.

    nice to meet you and have a happy weekend~

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  21. Oh wow Tammie, these mushroom forms are fantastic!
    I love the velvet pink fungus, it looks like a brain. ;-D
    The long tube shapes are elegant and a bit strange, but also lovely.
    I enjoyed seeing your freaky fungus photos, thank you for sharing great pictures.
    Warm Wishes,
    Jo. xx

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  22. Awesome pictures and nature Tammie !

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  23. Gorgeous! Thanks for taking us into the forest!!!
    So lush and beautiful!

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  24. Beautiful Tammie... I think we saw Clavaria when we were hiking this summer... we had no idea what we were looking at and I chose not to bring my camera that day, to just be present to my husband and the landscape... I will look this up now, good ol' google and see if that is what we discovered too... looked so other worldly, or perhaps as if it belonged beneath the sea.

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  25. Wow...fabulous images,nature offers such wonders! These species are new to me. Thank you for sharing the beauty.

    Ruby

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  26. those top images actually look like cloth!! amazing....
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  27. I've never seen some of these before! Some of them are totally creepily gorgeous. (grin) Fill my eyes, they do.

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  28. You are fantastic!
    and so are the mushrooms!
    AND your photos! :)

    for my eyes it nearly looks as the mushroom came first. before the some of the stones. how fun!
    :)

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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