Squirl's Nest

Friday, January 05, 2007

Doin' 'Shrooms

This has been really warm winter weather. Instead of snow we've had plenty of rain. So, instead of snow in my backyard I have mushrooms.




I love the convolutions of this one.

And this one looks like an alien life form from Star Trek.


Blogger JD's Rose said...

There are some pretty funky looking mushies you have there!

Fri Jan 05, 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

You be trippin', sis...

Fri Jan 05, 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Neat pics, Squirl. Are any of those edible? (Unlike Bucky I am referring to their gastronomic use rather than their hallucinogenic use).

Sat Jan 06, 01:24:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

There's a fungus among us.

I'm sorry, I am compelled to say that.

Sat Jan 06, 02:55:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Cool!! I've got a great collection of mushroom and shelf fungus pics. Unfortunately, they're on slides. :(

Sat Jan 06, 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

But they're not mushroom-shaped. Didn't they get the memo?

Sat Jan 06, 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

What do you mean "this one"? They're ALL from Star Trek. See that one right there? Ain't that Kirk?!

Sat Jan 06, 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

JDR, I know. I think they're all the same kind, but they each came up with a slightly different configuration.

Bucky, I'm, like, high on life.

SS Nick, thanks! I have to look up what they are. Ichabod and I picked up an Audobon fungus field guide today to check them out.

Bucky, it had to be said. ;)

tshsmom, too bad you can't post those. I'd love to see them. I know, you could project them and take pictures of that. Probably wouldn't be the same quality, though.

Susie, they think outside the box. :)

Happy Birthday!

Mr B, they are pretty alien looking. But I think that Kirk has morphed into Denny Crane.

Sat Jan 06, 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

L got me a slide copier for our scanner 2 years ago, but I haven't had time to mess with it. I managed to copy an image, but it's slide sized. When I enlarge the image, it gets fuzzy. I think I need to play with the pixels.

Sat Jan 06, 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Want some snow? I will send you some. I would love to have some shrooms growing in my backyard in Jan. But since I don't I will have to enjoy your really cool pictures.

Sat Jan 06, 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Wow! Those are really crazy looking. I've never seen mushrooms look like that. So curvy and wavy - really unusual.

tshsmom - whenever I had to scan slides at school, I had to do something like 2000 pixels per inch. In fact, one of my favorite pictures is from a scanned slide.


Since the slides are only like an inch and half wide, that is the only way I know of to get decent resolution. Unfortunately, the file size is large. But what can you do?

Sat Jan 06, 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I don't know anything about this process, but it looks like Danielle has pretty good advice here.

Nina, sorry, hon, I'm not really looking for any snow. Maybe your area can warm up and melt some of that off. Come back and enjoy the fungus any time you want. :)

Danielle, we're still trying to figure out what kind of mushrooms they are. Thanks for the info on the slides.

Sat Jan 06, 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Thanks Danielle! I'll start out on 2000 pixels and go from there. That will save me a lot of experimentation!

Sat Jan 06, 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Hi Squirl, lucky you to have these lovelies in you yard.

Thanks for showing them. :)

Sat Jan 06, 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, let us know how they turn out!

August, I was soooo hoping you'd come over for the fungus fest. I know you like to photograph them, too. Happy Birthday!

Sat Jan 06, 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous platypus said...

As always, fantastc pictures! :)

Sat Jan 06, 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Does this stem (ar ar) from our having a room in the basement called The Mushroom when we were kids?

Sat Jan 06, 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Platypus, thank you.

Bucky, um, maybe.

Sat Jan 06, 07:52:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...


Sat Jan 06, 09:39:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Kranki!

Sat Jan 06, 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Great pictures.
Can't believe you don't have snow!!!

Sat Jan 06, 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

You joke about alien Star Trek beings, but I'm not quite sure. Prepare for assimilation ;-).

Nanoo, nanoo?

Sun Jan 07, 03:10:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sierrabella, thanks! Yeah, this no-snow thing is kinda weird, but I like it.

Kittn, shazbot!

Sun Jan 07, 08:25:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Great photos Squirl. We had a lot of 'shrooms in the yard when we were irrigating this summer, but I can't imagine having them in winter.

Sun Jan 07, 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Laurie. We're finally getting snow again today. I was kinda getting used to this no snow and temps in the 40s. :)

Mon Jan 08, 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous LadyBug said...

Those are some freaky lookin' mushrooms, Squirl.

Are you sure they aren't alien life forms?

Mon Jan 08, 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ladybug, I'm beginning to wonder.

Mon Jan 08, 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Squirl, just a note to say I clicked on your blog just as your comment on my blog reached my email. Nice that we were thinking of each other at the same moment.

Mon Jan 08, 08:07:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, I love that kind of synchronicity. How many factors went into our being at each other's blog at the same time. :)

Mon Jan 08, 08:13:00 PM  

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