Saturday, November 26, 2011

Xylaria Polymorpha

... or Dead Man's Fingers Mushroom...this is how they look today. They have lost that beautiful blueness and are now black. The 'finger at the top of the photo has been sliced lengthwise. I finally found the identification on the app for the phone. It was the very last one of over 2,600 photos !! It is not edible and I am glad for that.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Blue Mushrooms ?

Yes, there are blue/purple/black mushrooms. These are so blue they look black and they were right next to the satin-y ones. I have been to several web sites and looked at hundreds of pictures on Flickr,  I even purchased an app about mushrooms for my phone and still I have not found the identity of these two. I have discovered if I want help in identifying I need a picture of the top, the underneath or the gills, and one sliced length wise, plus the smell is important as well. So, today has not been lost for the want of a mushroom identification.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Satin-y Fungi

The sun finally got out of bed today and did his beautiful 'shine' for us. And to give credit to the rain, after several days of wetness these magnificent fungi that look like satin appeared at the base of a dead sweet gum tree.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Early Morning Sunrise

Looked like a fire in the woods.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dug's Family

A family member of Dug's got caught out today by Mandy. Quite a conversation followed with Mandy doing most of the talking. We did decide to let the fellow go, after all he was only trying to get in another meal before the brrr' cold arrives.