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Laetiporus cincinnatus - 'Chicken of the Woods' by wondrousbutstrange Laetiporus cincinnatus - 'Chicken of the Woods' :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 13 15 Tremella mesenterica - 'Witches' Butter' by wondrousbutstrange Tremella mesenterica - 'Witches' Butter' :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 8 0 Rainy Day Bug by wondrousbutstrange Rainy Day Bug :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 4 7 Mahonia sp. by wondrousbutstrange Mahonia sp. :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 8 0 Podophyllum peltatum - 'Mayapple' by wondrousbutstrange Podophyllum peltatum - 'Mayapple' :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 4 0 Last Year's Frond by wondrousbutstrange Last Year's Frond :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 15 0 Athyrium niponicum - 'Oriental Ladyfern' by wondrousbutstrange Athyrium niponicum - 'Oriental Ladyfern' :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 8 0 Stachys byzantina - 'Lamb's Ear' by wondrousbutstrange Stachys byzantina - 'Lamb's Ear' :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 3 0 Unfurling Fern by wondrousbutstrange Unfurling Fern :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 3 0 Rhododendron sp. -  'Ice Cube' by wondrousbutstrange Rhododendron sp. - 'Ice Cube' :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 10 3 Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata' - Japanese Cedar by wondrousbutstrange Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata' - Japanese Cedar :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 4 0 Conifer Shoots by wondrousbutstrange Conifer Shoots :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 5 7 Moleskine Studies: Morels by wondrousbutstrange Moleskine Studies: Morels :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 9 0 Moleskine Studies: Fly Agaric Mushrooms by wondrousbutstrange Moleskine Studies: Fly Agaric Mushrooms :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 12 0 Moleskine Studies: Goblet Moss by wondrousbutstrange Moleskine Studies: Goblet Moss :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 3 0 Moleskine Studies: Saguaro Spikes and Prickly Pear by wondrousbutstrange Moleskine Studies: Saguaro Spikes and Prickly Pear :iconwondrousbutstrange:wondrousbutstrange 8 0

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Michelle
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." - John Muir

I’m an amateur artist, photographer, and naturalist, obsessed with plants and constantly looking for ways to integrate nature into my art.
I love fossils, fungi, Earth history, the Victorian Era, art gear, books, and traveling to beautiful, unique places.
I am forever drawn to those things in this world that are both wonderful and strange.


[DO NOT use my work without my permission]
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The trip is over and I'm back home.
With all the weather troubles and misc tribulations, this winter was awesome.  I saw so many beautiful places, new and old, took hundreds of photos, and have an infinite number of ideas for artwork inspired by the grand and unique qualities of the desert and its flora and fauna. 
Now that I'm home, the photography will most likely be less(until this winter weather ceases and plants start to spring up, that is!), but I hope to get back into the painting game soon and work my lax artistic muscles. 
That's all the updates for now!
  • Watching: the woods outside my back window
  • Drinking: coffee!

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Just wandered through the 'browse' section of Photography for the first time in a while.  80% beautiful, 20% uncomfortably weird.  I think I'll stay in my safe little corner of the site from now on...
Laetiporus cincinnatus - 'Chicken of the Woods'
Not 100% sure that it's Laetiporus cincinnatus, so if I happen to be wrong please correct me. 
I should be going back and getting a spore print to ID further.
It was 12-15 inches across, white underside with pores, growing right next to a very decomposed fallen tree and it's stump, probably feeding on the roots.
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Tremella mesenterica - 'Witches' Butter'
"According to Eastern European legend, when Witch’s butter appears on the gate or door of one’s home that home (and the family) had been targeted by the spell of a witch. The only remedy to remove the evil spell was to pierce the jelly fungus with something sharp until it died."
~(www.ediblewildfood.com/blog/20…)

Found in local woods.
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Rainy Day Bug
My camera just would not let me focus on this guy.  I took about 30 shots and this was the clearest.
Any ID help is greatly appreciated.
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly for the :+fav:!!

However, we should not encourage such Robot Shenanigans !! :)
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iriscup Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
thank u for Heart Tree  your Star and Moon faving Stars Black 
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Tsisqua-Ugidali Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional Photographer
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DevilishEvelyn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017   General Artist
Thank you for the fave :aww:
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Tsisqua-Ugidali Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Professional Photographer
Welcome to my world of beautiful photography.  Thanks for the watch.
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