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Mushroom and Leaves   Leave a comment

Mushroom and Leaves — Image by kenne

“In our finest hours…the soul of the country manifests itself in an
inclination to open our arms rather than to clench our fists; to look
out rather than to turn inward; to accept rather than to reject. In so
doing, America has grown ever stronger, confident that the choice of
light over dark is the means by which we pursue progress.”
 
― Jon Meacham, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
 

Desert Mushroom (Podaxis pistillaris)   Leave a comment

Desert Mushroom (Podaxis pistillaris)-72Desert Mushroom (Podaxis pistillaris) — Image by kenne

This is probably the most common mushroom in the Sonoran Desert. It is found in desert environments worldwide. The fruiting body appears above the ground upon a woody stem within a few days after a soaking rain usually during the cooler seasons. It is fibrous and woody and the cap remains closed down around the gills and spores, presumably to protect them from extreme dry periods. (arizonensis.org)

Mt. Lemmon Mushroom   1 comment

Aspen Loop August 2, 2013 4-Edit-2-art-72.jpgMt. Lemmon Mushroom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Poetry is one of the ancient arts,
and it began as did all the fine arts,
within the original wilderness of the earth.

— Mary Oliver

Mushroom Hunting On Mt. Lemmon   2 comments

Mushroom-art-II-72.jpgMt. Lemmon Mushroom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mushroom hunting, common around the globe, is now in peak season on Mt. Lemmon.

— kenne

 

Mushroom Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Mushroom Photo-Artistry by kenne

Perhaps nothing about a person is more potent,
and also more arbitrary, than the person’s name.

— Susan Sontag

Mushroom Blood   Leave a comment

Kickback Rock 07-30-12Grunge Art by kenne

Brother, you are gone,
that which was earth
gone back to earth,
that which was human
scattered like rain
into the darkened
wild eyes of herbs.

— from Llanto by Philip Levine

Big Red   Leave a comment

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12“Big Red” Image by kenne

A mushroom
alone 
burrows out 
of the ground
pine nettles
hang from its
head
entering a new
world
out of darkness
into the
light of day.

— kenne

 

Mushroom Blossom   2 comments

SCVN Summer Hike 07-20-12Mushroom Blossom, Mt Lemmon, AZ — Image by kenne

A mushroom blossom
Doesn’t attract butterflies,
But pleasing beetle.

A pleasing beetle
Is not a lady beetle,
Black on blue not red.

— kenne

Mushrooms As A Metaphor   Leave a comment

Kickback Rock 07-30-12Kickback Rock Mushroom — Computer Art by kenne

Mushrooms as a Metaphor

“. . . there are several types of mushrooms: some are edible while others are poisonous. Hence the mushroom represents the uncertainty in today’s world where one is unsure of one’s step, having to be cautious because what lies ahead could be either beneficial or unsafe.”

— Sunday Times, November 12, 2006

Mt. Lemmon Mushroom Grunge Art   1 comment

Mushrooms (1 of 1)-8 grunge art blogMt. Lemmon Mushroom Grunge Art by kenne

“One doesn’t stop seeing.
One doesn’t stop framing.
It doesn’t turn off and turn on.
It’s on all the time.”

— Annie Leibovitz 

Golden Toadstool   1 comment

Mushroom (1 of 1) art blogGolden Toadstool — Image by kenne 

The golden toadstool

a throne for the prince of toads

upon which he waits.

— kenne

Finding Room On The Ground   1 comment

Mushroom (1 of 1)_edit blog“Finding Room On The Ground” — Image by kenne

Mushroom In Santa Catalina Mountains Forest   Leave a comment

Mushroom (1 of 1)-2 blogMorning Mushroom On Mt. Lemmon (September 1, 2014) — Image by kenne

A Mushroom Grows In The Forest   5 comments

mushroom (1 of 1 blog)“A Mushroom Grows In The Forest” — Image by kenne

The Elf and the Dormouse

UNDER a toadstool crept a wee Elf,
Out of the rain to shelter himself.

Under the toadstool, sound asleep,
Sat a big Dormouse all in a heap.

Trembled the wee Elf, frightened and yet 
Fearing to fly away lest he get wet.

To the next shelter—maybe a mile!
Sudden the wee Elf smiled a wee smile.

Tugged till the toadstool toppled in two.
Holding it over him, gaily he flew.

Soon he was safe home, dry as could be.
Soon woke the Dormouse—”Good gracious me!

“Where is my toadstool?” loud he lamented.
—And that’s how umbrellas first were invented.

 — Oliver Herford

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.

— Katherine Mansfield

 

Buns Baked On The Forest Floor, Well Sorta.   Leave a comment

Aspen Draw August 2013

Aspen Draw August 2013Penny Bun Mushroom — Images by kenne

Looks like a loaf of bread, but it’s a penny bun ( Boletus edulis) mushroom, one of the most sort after culinary mushrooms. Young specimens can be eaten raw in salads. They have strong mushroom flavor when cooked. Once dried, it is excellent for flavoring soups, sauces, stocks.

Boletus edulis was first described in 1782 by the French botanist Pierre Bulliard and still bears its original name.[2] The starting date of fungal taxonomy had been set as January 1, 1821, to coincide with the date of the works of the ‘father of mycology’, Swedish naturalist Elias Magnus Fries, which meant the name required sanction by Fries (indicated in the name by a colon) to be considered valid, as Bulliard’s work preceded this date. It was thus written Boletus edulis Bull.:Fr. However, a 1987 revision of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature set the starting date at May 1, 1753, the date of publication of Linnaeus‘ seminal work, the Species Plantarum.[3] Hence, the name no longer requires the ratification of Fries’ authority. Early alternate namesinclude Boletus solidus by English naturalist James Sowerby in 1809,[4] and Gray’s Leccinum edule.[5] Gray’s transfer of the species to Leccinum was later determined to be inconsistent with the rules of botanical nomenclature, and he apparently was unfamiliar with the earlier works of Fries when he published his arrangement of bolete species.[6]” — Wikipedia

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“Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom.”
Thomas Carlyle

Aspen Draw August 2013Penny Bun Mushroom — Image by kenne

“Falling in love is like eating mushrooms, you never know if it’s the real thing until it’s too late.”

— Bill Balance

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