Monday, November 15, 2010

Fungus


I took these photos in October. I spotted this fungus growing at the base of a large tree on the lane leading out of the cul-de-sac I live on. Very strange looking organism, but fascinating and actually kind of pretty.

I thought about these photos today because I happened across a lot of talk about fungus on Facebook and Blogs. So, these photos came to mind and I thought I would post them and dedicate them to my
fungus
fascinated friends:



Anne
Ces
and
Manon

8 comments:

Emelie said...

it is beautiful and colorful, it reminds me of a funnel cake they serve at festivals.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Audrey,
Oh yeah, this fungus is kind of unusual and quite pretty!

Wow, how pretty does your shop look all done up with the Christmas theme!
I wish I could visit in real life!
Hugs,
Anna

Silke said...

Ha! I was marveling at the fungus theme, but then I saw your dedication and it all made sense!! What a beautiful fungus you have there... ;-) Hugs, Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I am the BIG FLUFFY ONE!!!! :D
I think that may be in the edible family; if that is one that occurs in the late summer/fall. Up here they have the colloquial name of *chicken* something or other---I have never tried it but supposedly they taste like chicken.
I love pictures of all mushroom, fungi and toadstools.....growing up walking the woods I could spot them a mile away.
Fond memories!
Even if I am the big ruffly one! LOL!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

yoborobo said...

I was wondering if I missed the memo to blog about fungi. LOL! This one is gorgeous! So frilly and dainty. We have one here that looks like a brain, I am not kidding! I wonder if I have a picture of it... :) xoxo! Pam

Deborah said...

Fungus fanatics!!! I think it looks like a brain. EWE, and Anne wants to eat it! Oh dear. **kisses** Deb

Rick said...

Audrey
I happen to like fungus
I like anything others overlook as just not enough.
Lovely pics
~rick

Ces said...

I believe these are called Laetiporus sulphuraeus or Chicken of the woods.

http://www.mushroomtable.com/wild/images/chicken_of_the_woods.jpg

There is a Yellow Brain Fungus also called Tremella mesenterica but it looks like this:

http://www.mushroomtable.com/wild/images/yellow_brain_fungus.jpg


Thank you for sharing, Audrey.