Random Stuff – Mushrooms and Sunsets

These are some pics from the drive to/from Calaveras in the last post, along with all the mushrooms I found while there.

 

This is the remnants of the bubble before the recession. On highway 99 south of the Sacramento area is a development miles from anywhere. The speculative investors started building, expecting the sprawl to continue and surround this new mall. Then the sprawl stopped… ten miles away. So they lost tenants and couldn’t finish construction, leaving a decaying relic of our bad development decisions.

 

 

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I really want to know what that tower thing was going to be

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Up in the mountains even without much rain, mushrooms abounded. Here are oysters, not very fresh though

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Not sure what this is, but check out the rust colored spores that have fallen onto its stem

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These honey mushrooms have white spores

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The mycelium here is the actual organism, the mushroom is just a fruit

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An edible bolete

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Fuzzy

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Umbronate, inwardly concave

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Some sierra quartz, see any gold veins?

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Matsutake, very valuable in Asia

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Sulfur mushrooms, young

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And old

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Dirty mushroom

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Bolete hiding

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There they are

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Sunsets! My favorite

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Bye bye

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And end

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2 Responses to Random Stuff – Mushrooms and Sunsets

  1. Mary says:

    What great photos! Those mushrooms are amazing.

  2. Warren Coleman says:

    I really enjoyed exploring your blog and photos! I really think it’s says a lot about a person who bothers to stop and photograph even the smallest thing! I bet your the kind of person who takes mental snapshots even when you don’t have your camera! I can tell you really appreciate all that life is, because you give the simplest things such a place of respect! I’m also a nature enthusiast too! Anyhow thanks for sharing!

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