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Another Rainy Day… October 13, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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…except this one was here on home turf.  It rained all day up in Florida along the Cold river:

Taken out of my car window at lunchtime.

After work I headed to Greenfield by the back roads – the drizzle was too nice to miss.  I didn’t find the right place to shoot until the atmospherics had mostly dissipated, but the “wet paint” effect was still on along this gravel road:

I was playing with Elliot, laying his plane of sharp focus vertically instead of horizontally.  Does it show in that road shot?

This was in upper Shelburne in a maple grove without much understory:

I actually pulled over to photograph this grove before I noticed the light on the road.  And in parking, I navigated around this oyster mushroom bloom on a stump:

It was a short but sweet stop along the road in classic New England weather.

I dug it.

The Hundred Yard Diet. June 7, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Dinner with TCR.
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‘K, so it’s the growing season again, and I’m in hot pursuit of local, organic, wild edibles.

‘Cause you know, I’m really not a big fan of Monsanto’s genetically-fucked-up Frankenfood.

And a carbon footprint of, um, ZERO sounds great to me.

So I was pleased to find these delicate beauties along the road on my way home from work on Friday:

Yeah, those are oyster mushrooms. And they’re about to be consumed by slugs, or “Berkshire Escargot,” as they’re locally known.

Well, let me tell you, I put the brakes on that action by, uh, harvesting them for my personal consumption. ‘Cause you know, if your incarnations go through incremental changes, it takes a lot longer to get to heaven! 😆