Monday, October 27, 2014

The Fungus Among Us

With an unusually large gap in the never-ceasing rain, Hubs and I take pugs for a walk in the woods.  We aren't looking for eatables, but we are trying to find the most unusual mushrooms we can.  Back in Indiana, it seemed like we had maybe three different kinds of mushrooms and they were all brown.  Here in Oregon, the variety of fungus is astounding.  

Orange mushrooms...




...pink mushrooms…


…red mushrooms…



…ruffly mushrooms…




…waxy mushrooms…



and a salamander!  



With the nearly constant rain, the ground is covered in spongy mosses and the trees drip with lichen.  Salamanders hurry away from us in their thrashing run, and birds chip noisily from the trees.  

By the time we return, the pugs are covered in mud and it is raining lightly again.  We pass a newcomer to our campground: a garbage truck that has been converted into a tow-vehicle/boat holder/storage compartment, and is pulling a triple axle fifth-wheel.  I guess you can take it all with you.




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  1. have to laff...that "garbage" truck was actually at the campsite i'm staying at for the winter, Ft. Langle, B.C. He had the unit custom built and inside the two storage spots he carries two A.T.V.'s...
    Your pictures of the mushrooms are outstanding...

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    1. I am glad to hear it was never actually a garbage truck! Really quite a clever solution for their unique needs, but I tremble at the thought of what kind of fuel economy it gets!

      What is winter like in B.C.? I would imagine quite cold?

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