Monday, November 30, 2009

New Life

 
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Even though this tree stump is dead, there still seems to be a lot of interesting life still growing on it.

20 comments:

Julie said...

I love this sort of detail, Lois. All fungus, lichen, moss has an irresistable attraction to me.

Darla said...

Ah the simplicity of Mother Nature!

Leif Hagen said...

Very artsy photo, Lois! Just don't eat the mushrooms, you never know ...

Hilda said...

Interesting and beautiful. Isn't mother nature just so wonderful?

Rambling Round said...

Indeed there is!

B SQUARED said...

There's a metaphor here!

Jacob said...

Interesting, isn't it? One thing dies and others are born. Provocative photo, Lois.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Halcyon said...

I like how those mushrooms look. Mother Nature has a plan for everything.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Thank you for your comment about your son and his ability with Corel Draw. I am happy that you visited Abe Lincoln Blogs and took a look at the pretty lady the artist painted with Corel Draw software. I thought it was quite good and I have tried it and know how hard it is to do anything like that. LOL

The fungus on the side of the tree is often called fairy tale but I don't know why. Unless it is the round part might resemble a dress or skirt. Anyway, I don't mess with them as I fear being poisoned by eating the wrong kind and I don't know one from the other.

Rob and Mandy said...

They are beautiful! There is much to be said about beauty and nature, I often think they are but one and the same thing

Sunny said...

Nature is just full of surprises! Very nice picture.
Sunny :)

JM said...

Great find, Lois! How many different species groing on that trunk!

Clytie said...

Such is the circle of life. Beautiful picture, Lois.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

xylophytes they are called - weird and beautiful.

Lisa Wilson said...

They are pretty mushrooms!

Don and Krise said...

Congratulations on the award Lois. You deserve it. Oh, and I wouldn't use any of that mushroom in your spaghetti sauce.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Those fungus thrive on dead matters. And they matter a lot to dead matters indeed! Nothing seems to escape your lens. :)

Beth Niquette said...

In our part of the world, we call these fungi conches. When they're big enough, artists carefully cut the conch from the dead wood, dry it, then draw pictures on the smooth white underside. It can then be put on its side so the artwork shows.

Quite spectacular and beautiful!

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, by the way, did you know the fern growing on the stump next to the conch is called licorice fern? You can peel and eat the root--it tastes just like licorice. (Grin)

Leeds daily photo - Paul said...

So many well deserved blog awards Lois!

Trees do not really die like people, just as well really would not want to see too many corpses.