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A Freak Of Nature. May 3, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, macro photos.
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Here’s a wildflower which I at first thought was a Yellow Trillium, but now believe to be an uncommon variation on our standard local red trillium:

…as witness its intergrowing with the more common red variety.

True “Yellow trilliums” are pure yellow, while this variant has reddish veins throughout:

Regardless, it’s beautiful, and apparently popular with the local invertibrates as well:

These I found up at McLeod Pond up in Colrain, MA and captured with Ziggy, my 50mm Sigma macro lens.

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! 😆