Monday, August 04, 2008

Ghost Plant

Aka Indian Pipes, (although I dislike that name), aka Monotropa uniflora. Apparently these are not fungi, but they are saprophytes (live on decaying matter), and are related to blueberries and rhododendrons!

Indian Pipes

Indian Pipes are best known facing down, but these ones turned face-up sometime over the last day or two. Taken in our woods.

There are some lovely, much better photos of these on flickr.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Triptych in macro

Vertical, rather than horizontal, by virtue of blog templates.

Allium christophii



Today I wrote about paving. Yep.

(Okay, okay, I admit it; I actually like talking about paving. I'm a historian, so sue me!)