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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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Sunday, 7 August 2016

WORTH THE WAIT? (07/08/16)

It is a wild and windy morning but last nights rain has departed east so we enjoyed a relatively dry walk._MG_6737      It looks dismal but as I write this the sun is shining so it may be a reasonable day.

As has become standard practice I checked the Stinkhorns and had a pleasant surprise.

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This is the one I have been waiting for but it is still much the same. Not one foot away a perfect specimen has grown and I never realised it was there.

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Was it worth the wait? Yes I think so they aren’t rare but as they only last such a short time they are quite exciting. Two more fungi today.

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This is Slippery Jack; Suillus luteus. These are edible and I did try them last year but you ought to remove the orange slimy covering. They are not really worth the bother but I may pick, prepare and try drying some for popping in stews.

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The last one has me baffled. It’s growing on a Beech tree and a fine specimen. I am almost sure it isn’t Beech Bracket.

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That's all for today, enjoy your week.

25 comments:

  1. beautiful landscape Adrian ! nice for a walk;;
    a lot of different mushrooms you found ! they
    always remember me fairy tales and trolls living inside !!!!
    happy sunday

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    1. Marty thank you. I Scotland the trolls live outside. Wandering around everywhere they are.

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  2. You know i also love moody landacapes so this one hits the nail!

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    1. A little too moody for me Mersad. But a little judicious dodging and burning lifted it enough for my taste.

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  3. ... still here with U and Ur awesome blog, friend A ... was hot here and lots of rain ... mushrooms like muggy weather ... smiles ... have been collectin mushrooms galore ... mainly champignon Love, cat

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    1. ... kisses and wuffs 2 Ur pooches ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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    2. Thank you Cat. I thought you had stopped blogging. I'll have a look and check.
      Some mushrooms like warm and damp, others seem to like cool nights and warmish days. Fascinating forms of life and some are worth eating. It will soon be Puffball time.
      PS. the dogs say wuff to you.

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  4. A bit of stinky success at last.

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    1. John, it was attracting Blowflies and Fleshflies but there was little smell. Perchance I'm suffering from too many rollups. I was going to go back and get the LED lights to video it but it really isn't smelly enough to keep the flies attention.

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  5. Beautiful countryside, great mushroom country with all that rain. Great photos.

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    1. Marie the fungi are a week or so early this year. The Barley was shaping up to be but seems to have slowed a bit. Not to worry it looks to have fat grains and the crop density is fantastic. Let us hope it doesn't get flattened and become a salvage job as it is a week or so away from it's final spray.

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  6. Lovely landscape--- Hey, a little burning and lifting never hurt anyone!

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  7. That's a lovely landscape photo, great light.


    peter

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    1. Thanks Peter, it had five minutes attention.

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  8. Ahh! The joys of a beautiful landscape and an erect Stinkhorn! Wonderful!

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, it was a good day. I'll see what this week brings.

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  9. I just can't work up any enthusiasm for your stinkhorns, sorry. But I appreciate your landscapes in all moods. The moods of the weather, not mine.

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    1. Pauline I won't bother now I have a picture.

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  10. At last you got your Stinkhorn. Patience pays off. Love all your fungi shsos, now I wonder if they are 2 weeks early this year, what does that say about out weather.

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    1. Margaret, I don't know but guess it will turn cooler and wetter.

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  11. You're doing well with fungi so far Adrian, looking like it might be a good year?

    Looking at that lovely landscape you've got plenty of places to find them too?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it is looking quite promising. It will be interesting to see if we have a bumper year.

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  12. Even with overcast skies the scenery there looks impressive.

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    1. John, this glen is a hidden gem. I really ought to post the original shot as this view had more than a minutes seeing to.

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