Posts Tagged ‘fungi’

Today I’m offering two-fers here on “This, That and the Other Thing.” You don’t even have to buy the first one to get them both for the same price. What a deal!

Deal #1…two damp, delicate beauties.

Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield

Deal #2…Maybe there really are two sides to everything.

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either. ~ Aesop

Deal #3…two millstones at Queen Creek Olive Mill. Looking at the size of those gives a much stronger meaning to this passage from the Bible:

Matthew 18:6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Deal #4…two bottlebrushes for Claudia.

Deal #5…two of the nuts and bolts of things.

Deal #6…two fabulous fungi or, perhaps, umbrellas for tiny fairies. Who knows? There are many mysteries in the universe.

I hope your Tuesday is twice as good as usual! Cheers!

The one sculpture Sue hadn’t found on her first visit to the Arboretum was tricky, as it was off the main road. We ran it down, though, and as we were walking toward it, I said it looked like a giant mushroom. I was right on target. 🙂 This is Mycelia.

Named for the filigreed, thread-like fungus, Mycelia extends reflections on the interconnectedness of humans and the natural world.

Mushrooms offer themselves as metaphor and image; the strange blooms of an otherwise invisible organism that runs beneath the forest floor. 

It was the end of a lovely day but we did get a good laugh from this quite suggestive fungus. 🙂

One last look at autumn colors before Sue dropped me off at the parking area, then headed home. I spent a bit of time (and money) in the gift shop before heading back to our friends’ house.

I’m glad you could walk along with me. The next days will be hit or miss as we’re making a flying trip back to Illinois to pick up a Toyota SUV. Why so far? Dealers in our part of Arizona are adding $7,000 on top of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, an attempt I’ve heard at gaining back a portion of the money they’re losing by not having any stock. We went through the Costco program, which was a God-send: less than MSRP, the dealer has to add on a number of items, and Costco

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for Life in Colour: yellow

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A few days ago on my walk, I spotted this tree trying to be invisible and doing rather well.  I zoomed in a bit closer and found that one fungus amongus wasn’t quite like the others. But each had a delicate bit of frost, at least until the sun crept up higher.

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Finally, fundamentally fabulous, fantastic French forest fungus.  Fun!  🙂

Yes, alliteration has struck again.  If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know that where I go in France, I’m deep in the Vosges forest.  This is where we walk the dogs each day.

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Although we love to hunt for (edible) mushrooms, much of what we find is, although fun to see, not edible and might even be poisonous.  Despite not being edible, fungi can be eye-catching, as I think you can tell from these photos.


I was just getting into my walk when out of the corner of my eye, I saw an alien space ship. I didn’t see it landing, but I saw where it had attached itself to a bit of native flora. Not sure where the aliens had gone. I suspect they were hiding.

Hmmm, almost forgot. I’m supposed to nominate someone. Let’s see.  Sandra, are you interested?  If so, please jump right in.  If not, you should visit her blog anyway.  Not only does she take photos, she’s an amazing writer.

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