10.12.2015

Fungi Fruiting


violet gills
brilliant green
fabulous together


nearly hidden by autumn debris


wild and wonderful expressions


had to share some autumn foliage


it's a family affair
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so fun to find mushrooms I have never seen
these orange balls were tiny


been finding many in trees
(such good fun)



this has been a colorful autumn!
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29 comments:

  1. I have a love affair with fungus, And golden rod. And so on.
    Beautiful photos, one and all!

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  2. How absolutely glorious. Funghi come in such amazing shapes, colours, textures.
    And autumn is SUCH a vibrant season.
    Thank you.

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  3. Your fungi are beautiful,and so colourful! Here we are waiting for leaves to change but most are still green.
    Have a lovely week,
    Ruby

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  4. Good morning Tammie.
    How beautiful your fungi are. The first violet one looks like a gathered skirt an elegant woman wears. I like the fourth photo too. I imagine how the woods on the slope is changing this time of the year.
    Have a good new week,

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  5. What delicate and lovely shots of the fungi.

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  6. Beautiful and colourful fungi shots and the lovely Golden Rod has gone to seed. Such beauty in the autumn season and you have captured it so well!

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  7. I really like chanterelles, which are bred in the pine forests and mushrooms in general.

    Tomás.

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  8. Ohh beautiful autumm pictures!You live in a great space Tammie:))))

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  9. Beautiful shots again. I do love to find fungi around our place and taking the photos. Haven't seen as many as usual this year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful shots♥♥♥

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  10. ...you made me chuckle with this one: "it's a family affair • ♫♫♫•"

    I guess the squirrels have been busy dragging mushrooms up a the trees! Yesterday I saw a squirrel running with a huge mushroom in his mouth on his way to a tree. I had never seen that before! I've seen them eating them in place, but never running with one! :-)

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  11. Hi Tammie! Me again...I looked it up to see why squirrels leave mushrooms in trees and found this on the National Geographic site: "red squirrels will hang fungi out to dry between tree branches so that it keeps better over the winter." (from research by Richard Thorington). Everyone might know that, but I didn't! Here is a link to the article: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/26/squirrels-animals-fall-winter-science-united-states-surprising-facts/.

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    1. Thank you for the link Kelly. i look forward to seeing it.

      i did a mushroom foray this weekend and the teacher said that also some mushrooms are bitter or have chemical compounds in them that make them not so edible, but the drying, freezing thawing in a tree will change the chemical makeup, making it edible for them. Similar to how humans cook most wild mushrooms. love learning this stuff! So fun that you saw a squirrel running with a mushroom. I laid a tray of mushrooms from the foray on my porch to study and when i saw it later half of the mushrooms were gone! I have seen some of them in my trees, so fun.

      time to go on another mushroom hunt.

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    2. I learn something new every day! Thanks for the lessons.

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  12. I have never seen a violet mushroom. All those are just wonderful.

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  13. So many mushrooms. I'm sure at least one of them will find its way into your paintings. :)

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  14. Yours is the first violet mushroom I've seen. Or, are only the gills and stems violet? Thanks. :)

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    1. Hello Limner,
      the first and second image are the same mushroom. it seems like the longer i have it the darker it is getting. you can see the cap was a pale white lavender color when i spotted it. Thank you for your message and question.

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  15. Mushrooms in trees, orange balls and a violet mushroom, autumn never disappoints :-)
    Text and pictures in harmony as always Tammy!
    Rune

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  16. You found some beauties. I am going to have to look in my guidebook to see if we have purple mushrooms here.

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  17. The colour in that first one really stands out!

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  18. You are such a magnificent photographer with a wonderful soul! :-)

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  19. Wow !! Nature is gorgeous !!!
    I love these beautiful shots !!
    Greetings

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  20. Wonderful colours, shapes and texture, that lavender is amazing. Fungi are one of my favourite things.

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  21. As always, Tammie, your nature photos simply dazzle with color, texture and grand composition!

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  22. It's me again. I just discovered this. Thought it might be of interest. http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/what-one-woman-discovered-when-she-went-mushroom-foraging-woods

    I want to forage for mushrooms!

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    1. thank you for the link Limner. I did enjoy the article!

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  23. Mushrooms are one of my favorite things to photography. Although it's been to dry here to find any lately!! I have never seen one with lavender coloring . . . gorgeous! Well, they're all gorgeous!

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  24. How beautiful is all!

    I love!

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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