Nature’s Art, #29.

Peaceful river.

Hello everyone!  How are you all doing today?  I hope everyone is feeling well and having a good day.  It is a beautiful, sunny day here, but still cold.  Winter continues to hold on but even so the snow does melt some days.  The hillside across the street is snow free now, just nice ground showing all covered with leaves.  We have been enjoying a super moon here and it was full last night, though I couldn’t tell any difference from Sunday night.  This one goes by different names, in Europe often called the Lenten moon.  Over here the name I like best is Crow moon.  This is typically when the crows return from the south and sure enough many crows did return last Saturday.  However, we do have a lot of crows that stay the winter now, making it harder all the time to tell when the spring crows actually return.  Oh well.

Anyway, let’s continue our look at last year’s mushrooms as art in nature…

Resinous polypore2

Here we have a common mushroom called a “resinous polypore”.  They normally grow near the base of dead, decaying trees.  Very soft and fleshy when young, gets harder as it ages.  Not the best for eating.Dye polyplore 2

This one is called “dye polypore” and is a real pathogen for older coniferous trees, especially white pine.  It grows often on the trunk of the tree near the ground causing it to rot.  I would suggest it would be best not to eat it.

Well, there is our art in nature for today, I hope you have enjoyed another look at some of our wild mushrooms.  Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2020 Steve McLeod.

23 Comments on “Nature’s Art, #29.

  1. Strange looking mushrooms ! The first one is kind of scary looking to me ! It seems to be taking over the tree ! Very good photos though, Steve ! The river is beautiful !🦋🦋☕️☕️🙂😻

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  2. You must have seen lot of crow’s, ever seen a white crow😳🤔 I wanted to see it for a long time, at least a grey crow.😕🙄 wish I’m lucky enough to see that one, at least in pictures 😉 These looks like some hard-core mushrooms ✨💪 😜 Hope it’s not that hard to bite 😂😎 have a beautiful day Steve✨ 💐

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    • Yep, they are hard mushrooms, very woody type, not good for eating though they are not poisonous. Just would be very tough and no flavor.😄🍄🍄
      White crow?🤔 No, not fully white, but I have seen one with white patches on it and a different one with one side of it’s face was white.😀
      Thanks Simon, have a great evening!😃😺🌞🌙🤸‍♂️

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      • See, that’s what I’m talking, I’ve never a crow in that mix colour, always black. That doesn’t mean crow exist only in black, you have seen it differently 😉👌So the white crow not exist but atleast a touch of white still do 😄 🤔 Wonder how that taste like 😂 Too much non vegetarian 😂😂. thank you for the information Steve ✨🤗 Have a beautiful day ✨💐


    • I got some nice pics of it at full moon and I was hoping to take pics all the way until it disappeared. But this morning the ice fog was so thick I couldn’t see anything. Best time for me to see it here is early morning.


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