On a blog I follow, Mt. Tam Blog (which has outstanding photography) I saw a photo of what John called Lion's Mane fungi. I had never heard or seen such a fungi. I commented on how I would love to find one someday. The very next day I was out tromping through the woods as I like to do and could not believe what was staring at me at eye level. Could this be the very same fungi? His example is pure white where mine has a salmon color to it. His is 14 pictures down from his November 24 entry. At any rate, this here is a first for me.
Here you can see where the fungi is halfway up the tree to the right. I am always looking down for subjects to photograph and could very easily have missed this. I had the tripod extended to the max and still was not level to it for the picture.
The recent high winds knocked down a lot of branches from redwood and fir trees alike in this area. Normally the forest floor would be all brown with dirt and leaves, more so like the photo above. All the green on the ground stretching far into the distance should not be there. Can you imagine what it must have been like here during the windstorm? This is not an established trail so rarely does anyone pass through here.
I'll be away for the rest of the week at our daughter's for the Thanksgiving event. I've set up some posts to come on through the scheduling setting. It will be interesting to see how it works out.
A nice week to all.