The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Smashed Pumpkin Fungi


At least that is what I am calling it for that was my first thought when I saw it off the trail.


I only had my little Canon point and click with me and am not sure if I want to go back lugging my tripod, big macro lens and DSLR all those miles.



I removed leaf and stick debris from it but those remaining were firmly attached, the fungi having grown around it.  These things are hard like wood.



It was overcast and drizzly with rain.  Perhaps some sunlight on it might bring out the color more.
I might go back, camera gear and all.



8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking fungi! I like the title. Happy Sunday!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty cool shelf fungi.

grammie g said...

HI John...wow that is awesome ..can't believe the size of that thing !!
Have to start calling you the Fungi Man!! : )
Love the color,and great title too!
Grace

Randy said...

Interesting shape.

Martha Z said...

I wonder if one of these is what I saw a squirrel eating recently? We have a lot of similar fungi in our oak woodland.

Seema said...
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Seema said...

its 'chicken of the woods' mushroom..

John W. Wall said...

Yep, chicken-of-the-woods. Thanksgiving feast? :)