Saturday, August 23, 2008

They Come, They Grow, They Wrinkle, They Go

Another new weekend, another new PhotoHunt theme. 'Wrinkled' around the pond? Hmmm? It's not yet the time of year for the leaves to die and wrinkle as they fall from the trees. The birds get most of the berries before they have a chance to become wrinkled. The bark on these trees looks rough, not wrinkled. And the fish don't get wrinkled from staying in the water too long. What to do?

Ahhh! How about this one? And it even has a touch of the 'What Is THAT?' theme from a few weeks back, too.


It's something we are all familiar with I do believe. Click below to see the full photo's of what it actually is.


I just happened to take photo's of this mushroom down near the pond on two successive days. The photo below is the first I took around 9 AM one day. The mushroom seemed to have appeared almost overnight. I'm sure I would have seen it before if it had been there very long.


This next photo was around 11 AM the next day, just over 26 hours later.


The final photo with the wrinkles was taken about 4 hours later. The next time I ventured past this spot the mushroom was completely gone.

I love mushrooms. They seem so magical. They often appear to pop up full grown overnight when the conditions are just right. They are around only a few hours or days and then before you know it they are gone.

But what I love most of all about mushrooms is they are great on pizza. Maybe I should leave that for another post.


47 comments:

  1. The bark of a tree?
    Nice catch for the theme this week.
    Happy weekend!

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  2. My gosh I love to visit your blog and read all the posts. It is great value! Keep up the wonderful work. :)

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  3. Hi Baker.....I love all forms or fungi and get a lot in my damp garden.....I get so many different types, they are quite amazing....

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  4. I have no idea.. fungus sounds plausible to me. Happy weekend

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  5. very clever idea...
    hope you can check mine

    http://www.irisaeirincollections.com/2008/08/photohunt-wrinkled.html

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  6. mushroom, yes I agree these can be magical :) I love these on food too, except those that are poisonous :D

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  7. Wow! So that's why they meant by the expression "to mushroom". Love your take as always. :)

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  8. A really creative take on this week’s theme.
    Happy weekend

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  9. i have not the slightest idea on what this wrinkled thing is, and because of that, i think it's cool!

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  10. Ah original idea! Good looking out :-)

    Feel free to hop over, check out my wrinkles and drop your link.

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  11. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess a macro shot of a penny.

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  12. Okay...I thought it was a pan of brownies. Very nice photo!

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  13. That looks interesting! But I have no idea? A clay perhaps? Not sure. Nice entry this week! Mine is up as well!

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  14. I love mushrooms too. Great wrinkled find!

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  15. Creative idea, my guess was fungi, mud or an insect nest. Love your take on the theme.
    Mine is up at The Cafe if you want to drop by.

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  16. You just inspired my breakfast... off to make some scrambled eggs with MUSHROOMS! :) However, I think I'll choose a different variety.

    Sarah
    ssphotohunt.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm looking for hidden gnomes and fairies....where'd they go?

    EXCELLENT photo this week. And I love the opening of the post...They come, they grow, they wrinkle, they go....super.

    Mine is posted: HERE

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  18. Great take on the theme. I was thinking it looked like a cliff.

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  19. have a great weekend...nice take of the team...mine's up!

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  20. Enjoy the weekend!..happy hunting!

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  21. great take on the theme; but please don't tell me you eat those.

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  22. Great Job Baker! I was wondering what you were going to do for this week's theme. What a keen eye you have!
    http://ladykli-goingonaphotohunt.blogspot.com/

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  23. great post cool photo's :-)
    View mine if you wish here Thanks..

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  24. A mushroom! I would have never guessed until I looked at the bigger shot. Great idea for the theme this week!

    Have a great weekend!
    Amanda

    http://www.amandasweeklyzen.com/2008/08/photo-hunters-wrinkled.html

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  25. I love mushrooms too. Wish I knew which wild ones were safe to eat.
    I love your blog. These are the kind of pictures that make me want a better camera. And a pond.

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  26. That's a beautiful shot for wrinkled. Thank you for visiting our snap2 post.

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  27. Fun with macro! This is an excellent shot - very creative. I really had to look at the rest of the series to make it out. Loved the challenge!

    Stop by if you get the chance!

    http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

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  28. The "larger view" looks smaller ron my computer...

    But is it water? Maybe I just have water on the brain because I used a water photo this week.

    Whatever it is, I like it!

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  29. WOW now THAT is cool! And you did a great job keeping me in suspense as I read.

    I love today's theme! I invite you to see my Photo Hunt today, too, and leave your link.
    http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-wrinkled/

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  30. Baker..you're getting into the meme business..LOL..This is great for the theme, I wouldn't have thought of that and the series is wonderful..

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  31. That's a great wrinkled post! You had me guessing, but I did not guess mushroom. Great photo series, who knew mushroom caps disappeared so fast?

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  32. Eew!!! Great photo though! I'm not a fan of mushrooms, but you captured the theme perfectly.

    Have a great day!
    Elinor
    http://elinorandedward.blogspot.com

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  33. Very cool picture. I was WAY off with my guess :(

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  34. tt's a unique take on the theme!
    mine's here
    http://saint2.blogspot.com/2008/08/wrinkles.html

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  35. Wow! What a cool idea to follow the life of the mushroom. I've never thought to do that. I love them on pizza's too :)

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  36. After reading about your mushroom, all I could think about was pizza! Luckily, we had pizza for dinner and my portion just happened to be sausage and mushroom! And I think that there is a few pieces left-over!

    Great take on the wrinkled theme today!

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  37. fantastic! I had no idea what it was! funny enough - with all the rain and Fay sloshing through, I found a bunch of mushrooms today too!

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  38. i love mushrooms. except those that are not edible. is that one edible? i bet it isnt.

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  39. Wow. Interesting shot and the puzzle solved all in one post.

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  40. Our thanks to one and all for dropping by and sharing your comments. I try to make a return visit to all who comment. If I missed anyone I apologize.

    Now to answer some specific comments/questions:

    I really do like mushrooms to eat, but I don't eat those in the wild. I'm not sure I could trust my judgment on which is good or bad, lol. I find it interesting, though, that the squirrels seem to like the mushrooms. I'm not sure if they like only certain types.

    We haven't had a lot of mushrooms around this year, but I've been surprised at the size of some of those we do have. This particular one was small. We have others that pop up almost overnight, last several days, and are really large. Some measure 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) across the top and may be 6 inches tall or more. That's quite large for the ones we usually see each summer here.

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  41. oh, i love mushrooms. the first photo really made me think "what is that?"... great photo of the mushroom. :D

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  42. I like your little stories about the photos you take... sometimes informative, sometimes poetic- always pleasing!! :-)

    I love mushrooms on pizza and on anything! great pic. i was like, "what is that?" reminiscent of a few week's back theme! lol

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  43. 7thstranger and dmeemai

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments - I'm glad you liked the 'What is that?' aspect. It just seemed to fit as it was the best way to highlight the wrinkles.

    Baker

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