11.03.2015

Fairy Barf



thrilling 
how there are endless new things to discover


like:
Fairy puke
(a lichen)
now how can they call it that!
I feel concern, the fairies will get mad.


look at that turquoise stuff
it literally coats an entire tree stump
right over the moss and all
then these tiny pink apothecia grow



a wee island of mushrooms
found in a dark wet mossy canyon



beginning to dry out
and 
waves of gills become art


another new one to me
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
or 
green elfcup


it is such a joy to find new colors in the woods



as i continue learning about mushrooms
i decided to try a spore print
the black and orange fabric: a table cloth
on top of that is a sheet of plastic
i took a mushroom cap and laid it gill side facing down with a glass jar on top
next day i lifted it
and 
a spore print
wow
so beautiful and even 3-D

spore prints are one of the many ways to help identify which mushroom 
you have found

there won't be many more mushrooms this season 
as days are quite cool and nights freezing now

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32 comments:

  1. NO CONOZCO NADA CON ESOS COLORES EN EL CAMPO....
    PRECIOSO!!!
    SALUDITOS

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  2. Oh, this is so very magical and beautiful. Many thanks for taking with you on your walk in the realm of the fairies!! Love your founds so much.

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    1. so glad you could join me Veredit!

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  3. Oh that little miniature island is so great, what beauty, Autumn in your magical lands looks wonderful, full of mushrooms and magic, thanks for all you share here!

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    1. I was rather smitten with the tiny island too.
      I think mushroom season might be over now....just getting too cold.

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  4. The beauty is seen with detail.

    Tomás.

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  5. Fascinating textures in these, Tammie!

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  6. I have NEVER seen lichen colors like this. Great discovery, and captures.
    I love those tiny mushrooms on your finger tips.
    And as I always say . . . "don't piss off the fairies."

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    1. this was the first time i noticed these lichen as well Rick.
      thank you and yes, i don't want to piss off any fairies!

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  7. I have never seen fairy puke. The name is awful.
    All of the other photos are really lovely, though.
    That miniature grouping of mushrooms wonderful.

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    1. I agree, awful name!
      I thought the miniature island was adorable too.

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  8. So much new things to me that I never have sern before, and such beauties! I just sit her gasping :)
    The print of the mushroom is fascinating! I don't know how you managed that.

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    1. so fun to share new things with you Viola. They are all new to me as well. Such a magical planet we live on.

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  9. That fairy lichen is so pretty! Lovely shots.

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  10. How very interesting, Tammie. I don't know much about mushrooms and lichen and spores. They are tiny worlds unto themselves. I like your exploration of them. The prints are quite lovely. More snow due here tonight.

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  11. It does look like fairy barf! And that mushroom detail -- to die for. Love the tablecloth/fungi arrangement. Everything here is just perfect!

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  12. Very interesting - beautiful shots!
    Hug Crissi

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  13. Those are very cool. The Fairy puke is one I have never even heard of.

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  14. WOW! So many new things for me to see and the colors are amazing. That spore print is fantastic too.... I"ll have to see if I can find any fungi left in our woods and see if I can get a print like that. Do you treat the fabric first?

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  15. This is incredible! And absolutely adorable - I had never suggested that these colours exist in the forest. Can't believe my eyes! One of the most exciting posts for me, Tammie! Such a great idea for the prints, good for you!!

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  16. Love the colors. And usage of the word "barf."

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  17. What a beautiful blog. Amazing pictures and scenery and so interesting, too.

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  18. How lovely to see such various mushrooms! They are adorable. Those mushroom make their own universe in the wood.I really enjoy seeing the details of your mushrooms.
    Have a happy day,Tammie.

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  19. Nature is stunning with all its decorationsBeautiful shoots Tammie:))))

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  20. What colourful and interesting lichen and the green elfcups! The tiny island of mushrooms is fairy size and so delicate. The following shot of orange 'gills' is amazing and the spore prints are absolutely gorgeous!

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  21. Fascinating and beautiful lichens and fungi; I've never seen any of these before. I can't believe that one is called "fairy barf; I feel sorry for the poor sick fairies!
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  22. Hello. Your artistic feeling is exquisite.
    Thanks for always visiting.
    Greetings from Japan. ruma

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  23. The fairy barf is one of the oddest things I've ever seen - and has the worst name ever! I can't think of anything aqua colored in the forest here. But perhaps someday I'll come across fairy barf, like you did!!!!

    Thanks for sharing your world!

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  24. Such jewels you have found - the gorgeous orangey gills of the mushroom, the beautiful print you made, the tiny tiny mushrooms, and yes - fairy puke - although I don't like the name either but it does look very much like that! Hope you are all ready for your long winter, Tammie.
    x

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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