Terror Alert Level

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

153/365: Ruins

My guess is that it was an old storage shed.


152/365: Bleeech!

The unappetizingly named "dog vomit slime" fuligo septica. Its allegedly edible, but I'm not trying it!


151/365: Hitch

Slim Chances?

According to this anonymous analysis, there's little chance that BP will be able to stop the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, and the likely end is a wide-open bore into the oil deposit. I'm usually leery of anonymous sources, but this guy reads like he knows what he's writing about. I hope he's wrong.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

150/365: Mycena leaiana

Orange Mycena. Its not posionous, but you wouldn't want to eat it either.

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149/365: Laetiporus sulphureus

Chicken of the woods! A great edible, and one of the "foolproof four."

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Friday, June 25, 2010

148/365: Indian Pipes

RIP Peter Quaife

Wow. He was only 66. I'm a huge Kinks fan, and I know they're getting on in age, but I didn't think Pete would be the first to go, even though I knew he had health problems.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

147/365: Pycnoporus cinnabarius

The cinnabar-red polypore. Found at Hartwood Acres.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Busy week

Been swamped this week, and neglected to post new pictures. I think we're caught up now.

146/365: Food Fight!

Its Oliver Onion! (Oliver was not canned for criticising management)

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145/365 Bottletime

Daddy, I have no interest in the baseball game. I just want my bottle.

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144/365: Twofer

Two boats for the price of one!


143/365: My Town

Prettiest city around, IMHO.

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142/365: Boating

Heading down the Allegheny!


141/365: Bolete

A pretty bolete I found. Not sure what it is, but it passed the edibility tests for my neck of the woods. No red pores, didn't stain blue, and no bitter taste. It looks like a birch bolete, but there were no birches to speak of where I found it, so I have no idea.

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140/365: Molly

Yeah, expect a lot of these!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

this drummer is at the wrong gig

Drumming insanity!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Bloomsday!

139/365: Scaly Cap Inky

Coprinus variegatus, the scaly cap inky. Like all inky caps, the mushroom cap dissolves from the outer edge upwards and inwards, releasing the spores. This pic has them in various stages from just starting to emerge, to nearly dissolved.

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138/365: Pool Time

She loves to splash.

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137/365: Carbon Antlers

This is Xylaria hypoxylon, commonly known as carbon antlers. It is similar to Xylaria polymorpha, commonly known as dead man's fingers. What an appetizing name!

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

136/365: Doggy Days

Dusty relaxing in the yard.

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135/365: Swing!

Molly's first ride on the playground swing set!

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134/365: Owls

Did I ever mention that my wife is into owls? Some chimes hanging off the back porch roof.

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133/365: Oysters!

The oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus. Very easy to cultivate at home. This clump is growing in sterilized cottonseed hulls in a plastic grocery bag. We got the spawn and the agricultural waste at a recent mushroom club meeting.

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

132/365: Saddle Up!

Underside of Dryads' Saddles, showing the pore surface.

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131/365: Do Not Disturb!

She looks like she's thinking deep thoughts while asleep

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Monday, June 07, 2010

130/365: Wild Food

I'm pretty sure this is wild strawberry.

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129/365: Mug

A friend of mine is spending his retirement living in the 18th century and crafting leatherware. This drinking mug is an example of jackware. He even painted my family's crest on it for me!


128/365: Wilt

Not sure what happened to my Italian pole beans! Luckily, they grow fast, so I replanted.

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127/365: Sleepy Daughter

Thursday, June 03, 2010

126/365: Intense

Odd concentration of light on the side of my neigbor's house. It is obviously a reflection of sunlight off one of my windows, but I have no idea what property of the window is causing the focusing of the sunlight. Luckily, the house did not catch fire.


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

125/365: Deer in the Hood

I was working at my desk at home, when I noticed a deer walking down the street. By the time I got outside with my camera, it had moved into some of the overgrowth in the vacant lot three doors down.


124/365: Where No Vegetable Has Gone Before!

I was slicing up celery, and noted how much the cut pieces looked like Star Trek insignia.


123/365: Mushroom Hunter

122/365: Peak Oil

Have no idea why this was in the middle of the woods.


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