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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.
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Thursday, 4 August 2016

GREW SOME. (04/08/16)

It is a wonderful morning the sun is shining and there is a pleasant fresh breeze. The Stinkhorn has grown but then something has broken it. All week I’ve been waiting then it ends in tragedy.
First here is a picture of East Lomond looking grand in the early light.
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                 Now for some snaps of the upset.
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This is the original one which has done very well to last a week.
_MG_6715              This is the stump of the new one.
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This is the smelly bit but it didn’t smell too bad at all. There are still two to go so all is not lost.
_MG_6717    I’ll have a stroll later and see what has happened to this one.
I have noticed a white mould covering several fungi and have never seen it before nor can I find anything about it.
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Very strange, it is dry to the touch and doesn’t smell. This is the normal mould that appears on rotting fungi and horse muck .
_MG_6722                      Spinellus fusiger I think it’s called.
I’ll leave you with a perfect specimen.
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I am not sure but think this is The Blusher, Amanita rubescens. If not then it’s something else.

12 comments:

  1. I like to see bits of your countryside every now and then.

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    1. John, I enjoy it everyday. I'm lucky.

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  2. Love the photo of the countryside. Great photos of the fungi!

    Your last sentence is priceless!

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    1. Mrie, I'm medium sure of the identification. The problem with fungi is that to be certain with many of them you have to smell, taste and in extremis take a spore print and look at the spores.

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  3. Ah-- the stuff of science fiction movies! Or French cooking. Love the first landscape.

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    1. No Bill, they were doing this long before we were thought of. The chalky deposit is common and frequent here at the moment. I have my doubts but believe it may have been imported by folk of the Islamist persuasion. We are being brainwashed into thinking every nutter is Islamist it's silly only a few are nutters the rest like Christians are just a wee bit insecure.

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  4. Love the view of East Lommond it looks stunning

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    1. Douglas it was at it's best yesterday morning.

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  5. The penulitmate phot looks exactly like a dodo trying to hide.

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    1. Frances, it is an impressive crop of mould. I am late this morning but will head out for a wander in a while.

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  6. I love the shot of East Lomond, Adrian.

    No wonder the fungus in that last image is blushing, with all those Stinkhorn images preceeding it!

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Yes they have caused a little ribald amusement.

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