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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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Thursday, 21 July 2016

A WILD ONE. (21/07/16)

I was really lucky yesterday as not thirty minutes after returning from the mornings walk the sky turned blacker than a witches hat and it rained and poured for over three hours. The lightning was disappointing as all I saw were cloud strikes, better than nothing but I fancied something a bit more dramatic.

Screenshot_2 This German site makes storms very dramatic. You can have sound as well so if you fancy a look click HERE. They run in real time, or almost, so if there are no storms you will have to wait and return later, don’t wait too long as Deutsche Bank is on it’s last legs and this may affect the countries ability to indulge us in frivolity and trivia.

_MG_5925_HDRToday is back to the customary Scottish summer weather. I have lots of pictures but will have a Slime Mould day. I have found several lots this morning so will share them with you.

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This is Physarum polycephalum.

This looks like young Jelly Antler but I think it is slime mould.

_V0G0268    I’ll have another walk and see what it is doing. There are quite a few fungi showing but I’ve not found any pristine examples yet.

I’ll leave you with a White Tailed Bumble bee admiring a thistle.

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18 comments:

  1. The slime mould is growing on me...

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    1. Marie, if it is then if you pop a porridge oat next to it it will chase the oat.

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  2. We were stunned one day last summer to wake up to yellow slime mould in the backyard. It was a new thing for us.

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    1. John, it most likely arrived in some cheap compost or peat based garden centre stuff.

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  3. Love the clouds in the first image Adrian.
    I was looking on Facebook the other day at the Florida Institute of Technology video of lighting strikes. Shot at an incredible 7,000 frames per second it was as Yanks say awesome

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    1. Douglas, I'll have a look at that.

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  4. Blitzortung was fascinating but not as good as your slime mould pictures. Your focus is often on aspects of Nature that other people would habitually overlook and for this I am nominating you for The David Cameron Nature Appreciation Medal. The prize includes lunch with David Cameron and his lovely wife Samantha in their exclusive Oxfordshire home.

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    1. YP, that is a backhanded award. Cameron is a complete numptie. I doubt that Samantha will stick around now that the lying, useless, piggy poker is unemployed and unemployable.

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  5. One of those photos looks like macaroni cheese. Mmmmm.

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    1. Frances, it tastes very bitter. It reminds me of scrambled egg visually.

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  6. Fire and brimstone!...I reckon it was summoned up by Madam May just as a little taster of the punishment to be handed out if Mrs Fishy keeps making eyes at those continental types?

    Yep, it'll soon be Fungi time and some more IDs (forgotten from last year) to struggle with?

    Amazing stuff is Slime Mould...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, May struggles to summon a cup of tea. She talks a good act but really she is nothing but a clone. Not Public School so that may help but we will have to wait and see.

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  7. Wow---- The yellow thing looks like Trump's hair! All great shots, but the Bumble Bee on the thistle is great.

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    1. Bill, it is amazing stuff. I have tried to get a bit and timelapse it but it always dies before I can get it to chase food.

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  8. I like those fluffy white clouds...

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    1. Monica, it's been grand today a bit cooler and nothing like as humid.

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  9. Yes, the map looked very dramatic across Wales and Scotland earlier in the day.
    Saw some time lapse of slime mould on an Attenborough programme a few nights ago.

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    1. John, I will try again. I'll capture some and put it on glass and offer it a porridge oat.

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