Sunday, November 30, 2008

Searching For Fungi.....

A delicate, coffee-with-cream coloured mushroom appeared on Tanya's blog today, the last day of NaBloPpMo.

I groaned.

I didn't have any exciting pictures of mushrooms in my files, and even though we routinely have all manner of fungi popping up around here, it's been dry lately......Nevertheless, armed with my camera, I set off out to the trees, to see what I would see....




This is what I saw.....





Pine branches strewn everywhere, complete with pine cones, a few days too late! The wind had been up and howling around all morning.......

But no fungi.

This lonesome leaf caught my eye.




There is something desolate about a lone leaf, ripped from his summer tree, abandoned by his fellows, at the mercy of the capricious wind.

The wind danced along behind me. He was looking for a fight. This little beauty was cowering, out of his reach, under some brush.....




Still no fungi.

The wind and the ominous gray clouds had turned to rain. At long last. We've needed it. I stood in close under the bamboo for shelter, and listened to it's urgently whispered secrets for a while, then made a dash for the shade garden, where, gray, blustery day notwithstanding, I was dazzled by these beauty berries.





But no fungi.

Despondent, damp and cold, I came inside, and had another look in my photo files.

And found, at last....





A fun guy.......


Running for cover, please don't throw rotten tomatoes! It crawled, uninvited, into my brain, when I was browsing for birthday cards last week. Throw your tomatoes at Hallmark....

26 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

No rotten tomatoes from me, that exactly appealed to my sense of humour.

Lindi said...

You're my kind of gal! Quirky!

I have chosen you to receive an award, Molly. Go on over to my blog to see if you would like to accept it.
Hugs!

fifi said...

ha ha HAH!


I thought he also kind of resembled a mushroom , with a little white stalk.

Ali Honey said...

It appeals to me!

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear molly. Cuuuttee, I love it, haha fun guy. Those berries look beautiful, what kind are they?

jkhenson said...

No tomatoes, here, either! I got a chuckle this morning! :) The berries were my favorite photo, although I greatly enjoyed all of them! :)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

What a great photo! But is he YOUR fun guy?

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha! Now, who would ever throw tomatoes at our favorite Molly??? This thing between you and Tanya has been pretty fun from the observation deck!

Molly said...

Yes LGS, this is my youngest, who is quite the fun guy!

Thank you for the "award" Lindi---but I cannot get to your blog! What to do??

Those gorgeous berries are on a beauty berry bush.

raining sheep said...

Tee hee! I love that photo of the berries..gorgeous.

Sooziii said...

Love your Fun-guy. Wish I had that type growing in my garden....lol

Sooziii said...

Molly can u send ur email address to me so I can forward it to LIndi. She is trying to figure out the problem

rhubarbwhine said...

Haha!!! Clever :)

peppermintpatcher said...

He does look like fun, but tell me he didn't jump to the next post...

meggie said...

A wonderful Fun Guy post!

Tanya Brown said...

Gosh, I thought I'd commented on this when it first came out. Fun post! When do we get more?

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StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your sense of humor Molly - you remind me of me! blessings, marlene

Isabelle said...

Groan.

Isabelle said...

I mean - "groan" in an admiring way, you understand.

Eastcoastdweller said...

Oh, You are so funny. You totally set us up!

Xav. said...

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Ciao ciao from Italy

riseoutofme said...

Computer home from hospital!!!

Yahoo!

Where are you?

Warty Mammal said...

Where is Molly?
Where is Molly?
Hope she's fine
Hope she's fine
Have a merry Christmas
Have a merry Christmas
With lots of wine
Lots of wine

fifi said...

molly!

are you alive???


where are you?

Molly said...

He, he a Fun Guy.