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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

21 january





i cannot identify this fungi. It has been growing in the garden since late summer. 
It started out about 12 inches round and flat like a dinner plate but has sort of curled up into almost a series of bowls or cups about 4 or 6 inches round. It holds rain water for a day or two and has survived the polar vortex, not to mention, a few blizzards and a fairly constant assault of salt spray being blown directly off the ocean, which is only about a football field away. It gets smaller and smaller as it curls inward and I begin to think it will curl right into itself Alice in wonderland style and disappear all together. It is covered with black and green spores and despite my outstanding photography it is, in fact, quite homely.

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27 comments:

  1. Your observations and description makes me want to see that homely little marvel!

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  2. Amazing in it's transformation and ability to withstand the cold.

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  3. That is amazing. All of it really and you did manage to make it look pretty!

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  4. Very interesting, never seen anything like this before.

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  5. How fun that it has been growing that long and you have been able to watch. Fun exercise in simplicity.

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  6. Looks interesting - but best kept far away from the salad bowl!

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  7. Have no clue what it is, but it makes a pretty, pretty pic! :-)

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  8. May it sounds interesting and different. Great edit.

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  9. so cool...cant help on identifying, but it has such cool texture...and great job on the zoom and perspective...

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  10. I've no idea what it might be - but your photo highlights its particular beauty. We have more fungi than usual in our garden this year. Some of them grow right up through the garden paths and become slippery if stepped on. I like to imagine the gnomes that could live under some of the larger ones - and they are huge!

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  11. A neat photo. I like fungi, and it's a good subject to photograph.

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  12. Hope someone can identify it - great photo.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  13. Very creative shot for OWT ~ 'zen' like ~

    carol, xxx
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  14. LOL! The fungus that defies logic! I think it may exist for photo opportunities. :-)

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  15. I can't identify it either but your photo is wonderful. Such great composition and such effective processing. Nicely done!

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  16. Very strange indeed. Great edit - just needs a garden fairy.

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  17. You captured some great detail on this survivor which makes it pretty in my mind.. well maybe not pretty, but attractive.. lol.... Stay Warm...Michelle

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  18. oh dear....what is that?
    I too would be studying it seeking it everyday for change of some kind
    ..must be the kid in us
    rejoice in that

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  19. Well, I don't know what it is either, but I thought at first I was supposed to be seeing something I know. So I'm relieved to find out it's an unknown fungi. It does make an intriguing photo!

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  20. What an interesting fungus! You've made it look beautiful in this image.

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  21. Neat image of the fungi. Well done, have a happy day!

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  22. It's a really interesting fungus. I've no idea what variety it is. I love the idea of it folding into itself until it disappears :-))

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  23. Beauty in simplicity! Mushrooms make wonderful subjects indeed.

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  24. Fungus among us...I like your photograph very much but do not know what the name of it is.
    JM Illinois

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  25. I have not the faintes idea. But a lovely photo, though.
    All the best.
    Mormor

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