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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Forest Coral

This fungi reminds me of coral in the oceans

This mushroom shows you don't need damp soil from which to grow.  
He was sprouting right from the bark of a fallen tree.

I believe this one will kill you for sure if eaten.  
I treat all the mushrooms I photograph as if they are deadly.
What do I know?  Nothing.


  1. The many and varied forms of fungi really never cease to surprise.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  2. You have some remarkable fungis overthere. Beautiful pictures.

  3. all so interesting, I've certainly never seen the first 'coral' version but I have the finale photos

  4. The "coral" is beautiful and impressive, it reminds me of the coral in the oceans too! ;-)

  5. Fungi is one of my fave photo subjects! Terrific shots!

  6. they're all beautiful, but i do like the 'coral' too!

  7. You've given us a nice walk in the woods. My friend claims that to know about mushrooms that are edible is simple. I'm like you , I don't touch any of them. I used to pick mushrooms for my Dad but obviously I didn't learn anything.

  8. Damn! You are good at these... I've got nothing.

  9. The forest has so many wonderful things.

  10. The first two shots really do remind me of what I saw "snuba diving." It is what little old people do who cannot scuba dive. Seeing all the colors on the ocean floor was such a treat I will never forget. I agree with you on the mushrooms. We live where people live to hunt morels...I do not hunt any of them, thank you very much. Mine come from the store fresh or out of a jar. I won't even touch the things. genie


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