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Monday, August 23, 2010

In the woods . . .


I walked in the woods this morning.   It's been a banner year for fungus - everywhere you see big and little mushrooms growing where ever they can get ahold.  This find was the coolest; thought I would never see this in our woods - Indian Pipes!  I've seen them called 'ghosts of tulips past' - I love that description, the scientific name is Monotropa uniflora.  

5 comments:

Joanne said...

Aren't they lovely...they abound in our woods as well.

anneblushes said...

little phantom phungi! :) how lovely + cool.

barbindell said...

Love the ghosts of tulips past name---I need to take a walk up the hills and see if we have any

Susan Johnson said...

I don't think I've ever seen these

knitsteel said...

Those are beautiful. I've seen them at least once, either in WI or MN.