~Demise of an elm~
Fungi colonise tree stump:
Slippery tree roots lift paths,
set traps and break bones.
Well steer clear of those roots. They are just waiting there to break our bones. 🙂
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These have all the sense of the slimy mud and damp of January in them Sarah. That’s a particularly fertile decomposing tree stump, sadness about the elm but life springing from it.
There’s a bracket fungus on the other side of the stump, but I couldn’t get both sides in one picture. I think fungi are fascinating and rather decorative, although I do realise that honey fungus is every gardener’s nightmare. Did you know that edible mushrooms are really high in vitamin D? Nobody in the UK ever mentions them in connection with this, but in Australia they are a big thing, as believe it or not, lots of Australians are Vit D deficient because they have to plaster themselves in sunblock!
I didn’t know that – I have a penchant for fungi though I’d never pick a wild one just in case it was one of the poisonous ones!
Same here. Some look very alike, just as Queen Anne’s Lace looks similar to hemlock, so I’d never risk foraging for wild carrots!
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Writes quirky novels, speculative flash fiction, haiku and tanka. Nature lover. Novice photographer. Allotment freak. Mezzo soprano. British eccentric.
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