Polyporice frostii v.toes
Wow … nearly dead-ringers for the bracket fungi these formations are mimicking, the first pair especially. If living, my guess would have been that they were some silicon-based life-forms … made of glass. It must have been really cold … the snow is very course. And, of course, black and white works wonders here. D
Cold indeed. Single numbers. We are to have mid-singles tomorrow morning, as we do today, so I am hopeful for what I may find. Not today though….work gets in the way.
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I haven’t been out with the camera since getting back from Switzerland. Feeling guilty about that. It’s been easier to sit by the stove and work with those images. I’m afraid though that the supply will soon run dry and I’ll have to venture out into the (very) cold. I’ll stay out of the supercooled waters if you do.
I’ll do my best, David. Sometimes the enthusiasm of the moment takes precedence.
Don’t try to cook those. They fall apart and appear to melt into a liquid.
Today we got out for a walk in the 36˚ temps. Clear and sunny. Beautiful day. We are sending it your way now that we are finished with it.
I’ll second the Wow! I’ve heard of fungus on feet, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen fungus that LOOKS like feet!
Old Jack Frost has lots of tricks up his sleeves. I just love what happens when water freezes into shapes. Thanks, Gary.
No cooking, Jim. Maybe a nice summery drink with an ice mushroom umbrella for a stirrer.
We will be the getting the 36° but with some rain on Sunday and Monday it appears.
Bigfoot climbing out of an ice hole?
Wish I had thought of that as the title first, Andrew.
You have to be careful with ‘icehole’ and the spellchecker, Steve.
Spellchecker surprised me…just a hyphenated version…not a suggested epithet.
For a photographer who spends as much time out in the cold as you do, an evocation of icy toes is just the thing. Clever. The forms in the first picture made me think of clams; those in the second of scalloped (another sea creature) mittens.
I would be in big trouble without boot warmers, Steve. My toes are just as susceptible to Raynaud’s as my fingers. It’s frustrating that boots rated at -40°don’t keep the dogs warm.
I hadn’t seen clams or scallops but do now.
So unusual and so beautiful. Excellent B&W. Toes in the snows. 🙂
I may have to use that one, Yvonne. Toes in the Snow. I like that. 🙂
I come here to learn new words among other things – not disappointed.
Use them with caution, Lyle. I make’em up sometimes.
Usually the best ones are made up!
I was mightily confused at first. I had to go look up the actual fungi, and then look at the photos, and then ponder the fungi… Finally, I figured it out. I must say, I like that second photo. Abominable snow toes!
It probably was a bit mean of me to make folks here who aren’t mushroom aficionados have to look up the name. Kinda kills the humor. It’s funny that I saw toes but didn’t link them to Sasquatch.
Actually, it was kind of fun. Who doesn’t like a puzzle?
haha! Fun 🙂
Glad you enjoyed these, Melissa.
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