Hello everyone on this very beautiful Sunday! I can’t believe I actually forgot to post a nature’s art post yesterday, so here it is today. Hopefully that won’t happen too often. I’m already behind on my “touring my town” series. Sigh. It has turned out to be a beautiful day, the snow stopped and the sun keeps peeking out now and then, and the temp is a nice -1C (30F). Almost feels like spring. Temporarily. But the north wind is starting and colder temps are returning tonight. That’s okay. We had a nice little break and I’m happy for that.
And now for today’s pics for art in nature, continuing with mushrooms…
And first we have the turkey tail polypore. This one actually has many color variations and is very common on rotting logs and stumps. The biggest in this picture is 3 inches (7.5cm). They can get much bigger.
And here we have the violet-toothed polypore, another one is very common and widespread. The largest in the photo is 10cm (4 inches), but again, they can get larger.
These polypores, and there are many more varieties of them, are quite a colorful addition to the forest landscape and certainly qualify for art in nature. I found so many different mushroom species just in this little area of my walking path to the river, it’s quite amazing. Identifying some of them is also quite a challenge. I hope you all have a great week and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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