Friday, June 12, 2009

Funky Friday Fungi

The weather lately has been warm and moist, perfect conditions for fungal growth...



















As I was sorting through all my fungus photos, I noticed that some of them reminded me of food... breakfast food, to be specific


mmmm.... bacon


Blueberry pancakes, anyone?

9 comments:

Monika said...

I love these photos Heather! The third one down from the top is my favorite. That one shot really does look like bacon....

I first started noticing fungi last fall, and while there isn't nearly as much fungal growth in the spring, it has been cool to see completely different species out in the last few months.

Heather said...

Hi Monika - Thanks for your input. It's interesting which photo you named as your favorite, b/c I'm not particularly fond of that one. Always good to know which shots appeal to others.

Fungus is one of those things you don't necessarily notice unless you happen to have your nose to the ground (or in a log)... unless it happens to be huge. We sometimes get big puffball mushrooms in our front yard in the summer. Will have to take photos if they appear this year!

Tom said...

Ok- I scanned your shots pretty quickly- but that blueberry pancake comment stopped me right in my tracks. Very observant Heather!

Tom

Gabrielle said...

You had me at "fungi".

Mushrooms are just so cool: big, tiny, funky shapes, funky colors. The fact that some can kill you probably also adds to the mystique. We went hiking in Glacier NP one fall and came across some amazing purple ones.

Thanks for reminding me about mushrooms. I've been meaning to do a painting of some. Now where did I put that roll of film...

Nature As Is said...

Lovely Shots Heather....truely enjoyed your fungus today.

NW Nature Nut said...

I love mushrooms and am always excited to find them and take pics of them. I like the fourth photo. The colors grabbed me.

Heather said...

Tom - Ha! Glad I drew you in with the food reference!

Gabrielle - Yep, they are very cool. Wish I knew a mushroom "whisperer" who could walk in the woods with me and tell me which ones are safe to eat!
I'd LOVE to see you do a painting of some 'shrooms, that would be awesome!

Crista - Thanks, I thought you might.

Michele - Thank you. Sometimes it's hard to "tease" the color out of earth-toned objects.

yen said...

love the macro works on the Fungi.

Heather said...

Yen - Thank you for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the series. I will be sure to stop by your blog!