Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A different Fungus

They had secluded themselves so much so that I failed to trace them in the Internet, but my gut feeling tells they are some sort of fungus. They appeared on my hiking trail for the first time and for two consecutive Sundays.

They hung down like stalactites from the side of a felled tree.

They continued growing through the next Sunday to about one inch long.

There were more adults than little babies after the rains.

They had been pretty for about three weeks but cannot avoid getting ugly after that.

Time has a wonderful way of showing us whatever will be, will be. To be or not to be a celebrity, there will be an answer, let it be.

23 comments:

Icy BC said...

OMG..they are gorgeous, Rainfield! I've never seen this type of fungus before..Have a great weekend!

George said...

These are beautiful macros. I've never seen any fungus quite like this. You did a great job in getting these photos.

Cher said...

the first and third photo are amazing!
the last one reminds us of reality...

One said...

Hi Rainfield, Those spiky stuff reminds me of the stigma of a dragon fruit flower which I just posted at Onenezz. Different colour, tho'.

Brandon Tschannen said...

Those were all really awesome pictures!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Lol)..you know there are such similarities here to the islands and yet quite different! I think this is really neat. I can't up load any photos until my updated storage is reflected, but we have something close to this growing on trees (higher elevation though)but it's a type moss. Really nice macros and just unique to your place! That means its a celebrity (grin) have a wonderful day-:)

Frieda said...

These pictures are amazing. This type of fungus looks beautiful!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

This is SO cool! I've seen fungus fingers that grow upwards, but not that hang down. I like 'em! Did they tickle you?

fufu said...

wow wow wow...nice! and you should come to latin america!!! so many stuff for you to observe!! many beautiful butterflies and other floras and faunas :)

Grass said...

Miraculous! When can we ever fully understand the great nature?

CH said...

They are really unique. I have not come across before.

You are so good to find new things.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Wow,never seen this bef0re,thanks for sharing!

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

Nice photos there.

rainfield61 said...

I would never allow a stranger any chance to tickle me. No way. There is always a beast behind a beauty. Haha..

Somehow the reality is sometimes not as sweet as we have thought.

Mei Teng said...

They reminded me of those white stuff hanging down from the cave ceiling.

AVCr8teur said...

I have never seen anything like it. Beautiful, but short-lived.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, you are so talented that you can even make fungus look gorgeous especially with those macro water droplets. You are truly an artiste'

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful and different looking fungus. The first shot is my favorite. Wonderful photos, Rainfield.

Ayie said...

Your capture gave it more depth. You gave a whole new meaning to the fungus

Harumi said...

Your last phrase nicely rhymes. =D And this fungus looks super cool, despite being a fungus.. though it's a pity that even its beauty is ephemeral.

yen said...

No One Here Gets Out Alive

ruthi said...

unlike human beings... i think we grow beautifully.

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

That is just awesome and out of this world (well, not out of this world)!

They look soft and fantastic..