LOL, Lynn. That sentence is one of those that you almost wish strangers would overhear so they could puzzle about it all day long…
Lovely! I found some Turkey Tail growing on a small oak stump last time I was out mushroom hunting too!
They do love the stumps. 🙂 This stump had been completely colonized.
Dear Meredith, What an amazing photograph. These could almost be the seashells as a child I collected from the beach.
The quotation from Keats appealed enormously, as you may imagine.
Edith, you are right. They do have a resemblance to seashells. And I had not noticed.
This is one of my favorite lines of Keats’. 🙂
Remarkably like real turkey tails! I have seen these before and never knew their name. Beautiful photo Meredith!
Carol, I only learned their name this fall when F. and I attended a mycology club meeting loaded down with 16 different fungi we’d collected on our walks in the nearby woods, some from our front yard beneath the tall trees. (No traditional, grassy lawn for us. ;))
I have some fungi somewhat like this growing on stumps in my yard. Didn’t know they were called turkey tails. Do you know their botanical name?
Christine, I think it’s Coriolus versicolor, and it’s well-known in traditional medicine as a material for an immune-boosting tea (which I have told does not taste very good at all, so I obviously have not tried it. ;))
That should read: “have been told.” Oops!
Beautiful shot – Fungi is always so photogenic!
Thank you, Karen. 🙂
I thought it was, too, Robin. 🙂
love that quote!
Me, too, Alisha! 🙂
You have a great imagination and that quote fits perfectly!
I only wish I’d thought of their clever common name, Lynn. They do look exactly like turkey tails… at least in some lights. 😉