Saturday, July 08, 2006

Peace Valley Park, No. 10, Part 2, Fungae

Tuesday morning, July 4, I went for a hike at Peace Valley Park near Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In the previous post, I showed some wildflowers; this post is specializing in wild fungae.


The picture above shows the top side; the one below shows the bottom side. Both have their own glory. I love the milky white of the bottom.



Some brightly colored mushrooms


I love the contrasting browns on this fungae.


Another mushroom - above and below :)

13 comments:

Ma Beck said...

Gorgeous, Tim!

Cergie said...

I like mushroom... at table. These ones sure are very pretty, but I prefer not to cook them ! EHEHEH !

Paige said...

Neat, I took a couple of photos of mushrooms a week ago. The moring my FNL died. have not uploaded to the puter yet. I will soon.
Thanks for the various forms of life you share.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, ma beck. Nature has so much to treat us to. Good to hear from you.

Hi, cergie. I love looking at mushrooms; but I never pick them to eat. I don't have the knowledge to know which mushrooms are poisonous and which are edible. But I love mushrooms with many vegetables, salads, or soups.

Hi, paige. Glad you enjoy these pictures from nature. I like variety though perhaps my blog would draw more people if I stuck to a constant theme. But I view my blog more as a journal of life's experiences.

San Nakji said...

I love mushrooms to eat too. I wish I knew which wild ones were ok...

andrea said...

Those are amazing!!! Nauture is such a fine piece of art.
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Cergie said...

The mushroom I prefer is called "chanterelle en tuba" and look like a yellow and brown tuba of course (mainly under hornbeam )! And another one "trompette de la mort" *death trumpet* (coniferous) ! Black mushroom looking like a... trumpet ! Both of them delicious cooked with parsley and garlic...
Champignon de Paris: very good too but not so good (button mushroom at a market place ! ouaf ouaf !)
;-D

Cergie said...

It's possible to grow button mushroom ( you need just cellar or cavern + dung. Horse one is the best !) but neither chanterelle nor trompette de la mort !

Tim Rice said...

Hi, san nakji. I leave harvesting mushrooms to others and buy mine at the store.

Hi, andrea. I think nature is where we learn art.

Hi, cergie. I'm sure it can be fun to grow one's own mushrooms. But given where I live and my hectic life schedule, I think I'll leave that to others. :)

Spider Girl said...

I love the white step fungus that sometimes grows on old trees where I live. Some of them get so big that a friend of mine uses them as canvases for her paintings.

Heh, I recently discovered some smaller versions growing off the bottom of my porch. I knew then that this was the summer we'd be replacing our porch! :)

Tim Rice said...

Hi, spider girl. Thanks for coming by. These kinds of fungus always attract my attention. They're so beautiful except when they're growing on your porch. :)

Wendy C. said...

Nice!! I am really enjoying your pictures!

Tim Rice said...

Hi, Wendy C. I'm glad you find these pictures so wonderful. I love seeing and photographing the real thing, too. :)