Saturday, September 24, 2016

What Am I?

Here's another of my treasures from late summer at the lake. Can you guess what it is?

Oh, come on! Did you say "deep sea monster""?

No, I must not have heard correctly. You said "coral!"

Nope!  Is deep sea alien or brother from another planet getting any votes? How about microcamera photos from my colonoscopy?

No, I told you it wasn't coral!

Desecrated bone from some poor unfortunate?

Yup. It looks pretty disgusting but that isn't it, either.

Let's step back a little. Maybe it's a cake for tea?

One of those cocoa bumpy cakes? Nope!

I think you almost have it!

Here's a final clue!

Right! A fantastic fungi! It was about seven or eight inches at its widest point and the biggest I'd ever seen! A little creepy -- but a lot of fun!


  1. I must admit . . . I guessed it from the "get go!"
    Great pictures from all angles though . . .
    We have had more fungi, mushrooms than ever this year . . .
    I think you get the prize for the largest!

  2. For the first two photos, I thought it was a sea sponge, then realized it was a huge mushroom. Wonderful close-up shots and a fun way to tease us.

  3. Ah yes, indeed very clever. But at first in the small photo what came to mind was blueberry muffins and frosting! Really and truly!

  4. Ha! I thought that first photo was chocolate chip cookies. I've been on this low-carb diet too long. What a beautifully fanciful fungi. And low in carbs!!

  5. Excellent photos. I haven't seen one of those for a very long time.

  6. I did have a feeling... but I loved scrolling through your post and looking at all the different angles. What a great idea! It really makes you look more closely.

  7. Okay, I guessed it, we have a lot of monster fungi here, the biggest was more than a yard wide, they are always so amazing. un post, thanks for the guessing game! Hugs, Valerie

  8. Yikes, glad it wasn't your colonoscopy photos! That's a monster mushroom.

  9. Well, I knew darn well it wasn't cake. lol

  10. It was scary....... Sounds like you have had a marvelous summer this year.

    Have a great week.


  11. My goodness that's a whopper. Great shots from all the angles, you must be quite the contortionist!
    Bon dimanche.

  12. GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!! I thought it was coral, then I thought it was a pancake of some kind! teeheheheee

  13. The mushroom was invited to all the parties because he was a "fun-guy!"

  14. Wow- what a crazy mushroom. How did you discover it? Were you out on a walk or was it in a "museum"? it is pretty amazing. Happy rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

  15. I can hear my dad now, "there's a fungus among-us!"
    Fascinating and creepy stuff. Always makes me shiver just a little.
    You must be getting much more moisture than we are.
    I love the way you narrate your photos - so fun to ride along:)

  16. I thought it was coral too! Nice photos ♥

  17. I thought fungus, but I thought it might have been chicken-of-the-woods,and it seems to be a different species. The faux chickeny one only grows on trees, I think. I've become fascinated by the variety of species out there -- a couple of the photographers I follow are fond of them, so I get to see them from time to time.

    All we get where I tend to spend my days are the smooth white, fairy-ring sorts. Thanks for sharing this far more interesting one!

  18. What a stunning, incredible masetrpiece of Nature, dearest Jeanie, thank you for sharing such a charming thing with us !

    Hope your week is off to a good start
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you,
    with utmost gratitude

    Xx Dany

  19. OMG you are soooooo funny still chucklinga bout egrets... I loved the comment about it being photos from your colonoscopy! Well good you've got the all clear to tell us it's fungus you've had a little problem with!! Wot a laugh :)
    Wren x

  20. I was several pictures in before I guessed - and yes, it is quite spectacular. As are your pictures. I'm not sure I could ever have got such detailed close ups. I do love photographing fungi, even though they are, shall we say, a bit "hmmmm...." ! So I enjoyed looking at these.


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