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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 15 August 2015

THE RAIN HAS STOPPED. (15/08/15)

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   This is from GLO....many thanks Glo, I do look young and it makes me think I'm not wearing very well. What a difference five years makes.
Yesterday was a wash out and the rain didn't cease until seven thirty this morning. We had a stroll searching for fungi. I didn't find any to eat but did find a few new ones; new for this year.

The forest was very wet and so was I after grovelling around in the undergrowth.
I'll start with the ones I don't know and hopefully finish on a more positive note. I think these are a couple of Velvet Roll-rims. Paxillus atrotomentosus. The largest is approximately 14cm across. I have walked past this place at least four times a day and never noticed these and they can't have grown overnight. I must be going blind.

These little fungi are growing under Bracken on a fallen Pine. I'll keep an eye on them but don't expect them to grow much bigger though they will probably flatten out.
Again I don't know what it is but it made for an image I liked.
This is The Charcoal Burner. Russula cyanoxantha. These are edible and quite good if used in stews or risottos. They must be cooked well or you will get tummy ache.
These are Yellow Earth Tongues. Microglossum rufum. Earth tongues are the very devil to spot but these are easier than the black ones.
That's all for today. 

21 comments:

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    1. Carol, I'm blushing....It is reasonably good.

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  2. Hi Adrian Love the first shot. I think the dogs are right! Looks like the fungus in the 7th image is sporting a string of pearls. left you a reply on my post today. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. The first is Glo's work not mine.

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  3. Although I don't eat wild mushrooms, I adore photographing them. I think you do a much better job of capturing them with your lens than I do though.

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    1. Tina, the fungi here are very photogenic.

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  4. Lots of great fungi to photograph! Love that first photo :)

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    1. Linda, hopefully there will be many more to come.

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  5. Brilliant artwork by Glo. I remember Songs from the Wood... My brother is/was always a big fan of Jethro Tull :)

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    1. Monica, the only album I have of Ian Anderson's is Aqualung and I very rarely play it. I ought to like it but never seem to.

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  6. Photogenic Fungi and a tribute to both Adrian and Ian Anderson. What more could you want! Well captured 'shrooms, Adrian.

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    1. Bill, yes from one thing to another.

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  7. Thanks for including the picture, Adrian, and the mention. Sometimes I just can't resist! ;) Wonderfully clear photos of the fungi and nary a crawly thing on them!

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    1. Glo, I think Ian Anderson is wearing better than I am. I had to use Blooger to compose as WLW doesn't accept HTML code or not that I can see. Not to worry and thanks again. I will be off out creepy hunting in a while.

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  8. Well, after a good rain should be ideal conditions for fungus development. I'm always amazed at the huge variety of fungus. I guess I'm surprised because I never look and depend on others to look for me.

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    1. Red, i used to walk for the sake of walking and never see very much at all. I now walk less and look more which saves my legs.

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    2. That's a good motto to go by.

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  9. Got to admit I'm laughing my head off at Glo's image. I think summer has ended early Adrian. :-(

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    1. Douglas, Jethro Tull are from down in your neck of the woods.
      It is getting cooler but I think we may be in for a good day or so this week.

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    1. John, there are several about but the slugs gobble them up faster than I can pick them.

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