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Fungi growing on a Poplar stump in the woods. I like the various shades of brown and beige, and even some blue.
If it weren't for my dog pulling me through the woods/jungle, I probably wouldn't have seen this.
Had my grandson not cut us a trail through the woods, in all likelihood, I would not be walking through it this time of year because of the potentiality if stepping on a Rattlesnake or Cottonmouth Water Moccasin.
The colors of the fungi made me think of my 93 year old mother who always looks very nice dressed in these colors.
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Oct 11 2015 16:46 GMT ForestSpirit
That's wonderful, Larry - nature's artwork. I love walking through the woods, but would think twice about it if we had venomous snakes here!
Oct 11 2015 17:31 GMT Papagena
It shows how nature does use every place to let grow its plants !! Like Sylvia I am happy we don't have snakes in my region Larry !! ;°)
Oct 11 2015 17:49 GMT Lalbabu
Yes Nature is the great creator it looks as if you have cut a pencil through a pencil cutter and the flakes come out of that cutter !!!!!
Oct 12 2015 00:32 GMT junne PRO
mart move to have your grandson make it safe for you :-))))

a gorgeous picture

glad you are back from retirement :-)))
Oct 12 2015 01:07 GMT MargNZ
A superb capture of this beautiful fungi Larry :)
Oct 12 2015 13:45 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Peter. Yes, North Florida and I believe you are correct about the Turkey Tail fungus....at least it resembles a turkey tail in appearance.
Oct 12 2015 13:53 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia. In the Winter months here, when the mornings are very cool and the snakes are in their holes, I explore more of the woods. There is much to see in the wild places.
Oct 12 2015 13:55 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Ruth. I, too, could do without the snakes. I rarely see one but I know they are there. About three years ago, when I raising young ducks in an enclosure, I almost stepped on a Water Moccasin who had been attracted by the smell of the young ducks.
Oct 12 2015 13:58 GMT larrybenedict
I agree with you completely Lalbabu although I had not thought about the resemblance before you mentioned it.
Oct 12 2015 14:02 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Günter. I just need a little push every so often. I count on you to wake me up from my quiet periods. Great friends here on FT. I miss the ones who have abandoned the site altogether. I still visit every day even when I don't leave a trail of comments. The older I get, the less time I seem to have for all the things I would like to be able to do.
Oct 12 2015 14:04 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Margaret. Although I see various fungus year round, there seems to be more varieties during the Autumn. For you, I suppose it is Springtime where you live?
Oct 12 2015 19:49 GMT MargNZ
Yes Larry it is spring here but still cool temperatures with the odd hot day :)
Oct 13 2015 09:59 GMT bandsix
Very beautiful, and whilst I agree with Lalbabu's comment, I think they look like slices of agate....and I like the comment you made about your Mom looking nice wearing these colours! I'm also glad we don't have venomous snakes in this neck of the woods........
Oct 13 2015 21:23 GMT larrybenedict
Barbara, I think you would wear these colors well.
Oct 14 2015 02:00 GMT mickmusser
They are colorful and have the look of fractals. Well spotted. Keep your eyes peeled for those snakes.
Oct 16 2015 12:55 GMT Jeanmac
Very beautiful fungi and the markings are wonderful!!
Oct 17 2015 13:49 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Mick.
Nov 09 2015 16:04 GMT martini957
Down right artful....cool find and shot