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Nature's pretty patterns ... :o)


Nature's pretty patterns ... :o)

At the end of my garden ...
... I was amazed to find this tree trunk fungus ...

It must have developed very quickly ...
Nature is clever to make such pretty shapes and patterns... :o)



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looks so cool - wilderness is nice

6 Jan, 2011

 

They remind me of Saturn's rings :o)

6 Jan, 2011

 

great fungi Terra, i think it adds to the garden :o)

6 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks folks ...
... can't think what they remind me of ...
... marble cake ? ;o)

6 Jan, 2011

 

I think they're beautiful and they remind me of those slivers of agate you can buy. I often look out for fungi when I am walking in the woods.

6 Jan, 2011

 

I've just looked up agate pics. on Google...
... yes, good idea, Gee ...
... more like those, than like marble cake... Lol.

6 Jan, 2011

 

it is amazing how life grows

6 Jan, 2011

 

they are incredible. looks like one of those pictures you can do spreading the inks out on blotting paper.
or dark coloured sea shells.
lovely picture.

6 Jan, 2011

 

Weird and wonderful, aren't they Paul...

Sticki. yes... sea-shells ...
... I can see the link there :o)

6 Jan, 2011

amy
Amy
 

A beautiful photo TT , I think they might be called Turkey Tails ... Trametes versicolor....

6 Jan, 2011

 

They are amazing aren't they.....could be little flamenco frocks....Lol!

6 Jan, 2011

 

Wonderful patterns and colour lol I was going to say the same my sons favourite cake Marble lol.

6 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks for the name Amy ...
I see how they got the title Turkey Tails !
... and, yes, Janey ... flamenco frocks ... love that !

and, Sixpence, I'm pleased you can see the "food" theme in this... marble cake, or possibly badly-cooked pancakes ?
Lol.

7 Jan, 2011

 

LOl you should of saved it for pancake day Shrove Tuesday hehe.

7 Jan, 2011

 

Pancake day isn't till 8th March ...
I might be hungry by then. LOL.

7 Jan, 2011

 

Lol :o))

7 Jan, 2011

 

now I really like that,

7 Jan, 2011

 

Great picture, love the stripes bet the insects in your garden appreciate it too! :-D

7 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Yorkshire and Red aly ...

assorted accommodation for different insects ...lol.

roof-top apartments, basement flats..etc.. ;o)

7 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely! Looks like a Cherry tree trunk. This is one of the reasons I have logs and branches on my borders: to provide a habitat for a variety of insect life which in turn feeds the birds! They also look nice and give the border different levels.

7 Jan, 2011

 

Hi G.dad...
Great idea to have the logs and branches on your borders ...
I bet the birds and insects approve :o)

7 Jan, 2011

 

They certainly do and they are strategically placed so that I can get to the fence and the climbers without having to stand on the plants! I use a lot of silver birch as it shows up well against the dark fence and soil during the winter.

7 Jan, 2011

 

Yes, Silver Birch bark stands out against the dark, doesn't it... and clever of you to place the logs as stepping stones.. well done :o)

8 Jan, 2011

 

have seen quite a few of this type of fungi about Terra.

8 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Linda...
first time in my garden that I've seen a fungus with these shapes and colours... I find it very pretty :o)

8 Jan, 2011

 

It's been a grand day today after a downpour first thing this morning. I have been down the road and cleaned the church kitchen then Gerry and I have been on a three mile walk around the lanes here this afternoon. It's so nice to have some sunshine, even if it is a bit breezy. The horses in the fields were on their toes and galloping around enjoying themselves. I noticed that all the berries have been eaten in the hedgerows, and that's probably why we have a few more birds about in the garden.

8 Jan, 2011

 

How fascinating Terra think the fairies have been down your garden and waved a bit of magic;0)

8 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks, Pansypotter...
I was startled when I first saw this ... it wasn't so long ago this was just an "ordinary" tree trunk ...
... definitely a bit of magic going on there ;o)

8 Jan, 2011

 

I agree with Hywel (Happy New year btw Hywel), I thought of Saturns rings too!

8 Jan, 2011

 

Yes, I was looking at Saturn's rings pics on the internet, and lots of resemblance in the patterns ! :o)

8 Jan, 2011

 

They look good enough to eat Terra.....I wonder if they are? I bet we have a fungus expert on her, maybe you could put this pic on as a question too, it would be interesting to know its name:-)

8 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Bornagain ... Clever Amy has identified the fungus further back up this thread ...
... Turkey Tails ... Trametes versicolor

I find them amazing ...
... they seemed to shoot up fast from nowhere ! Lol.

9 Jan, 2011

 

Last year when walking the dogs past a local garden, I saw the most amazing large fungus which I didn't notice the day before, it was a very beautiful shape like a fairy castle. Took my camera the next day...it was just a collapsed heap:-(

9 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely shape, reminds me of a rara skirt.......

9 Jan, 2011

 

He he.... ra ra ...
yes ... they have have look about them...Lol. :o)

9 Jan, 2011

 

great pic TT, i think they are soo pretty..odd, but pretty too. i like the idea of the insect town lol.:o)

9 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Joanella ...

Lol... insect town ...

... I bet the tree trunk really swings when
they all go to the Ugly Bug Ball. ;o)

9 Jan, 2011

 

Hi all!

You all sound such a lovely lot of people. I'm so glad I found GoU. :)))

Happy gardening - when it stops raining:( unless you're all more 'hardy' than me lol

16 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Evans ...
Happy gardening in 2011 ...
looking forward to meeting you during the year on GoY :o)

16 Jan, 2011

 

They remind me of a book i had when i was a little girl, Fairy land, the fairys played on them , lovely to see them

23 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Cmsue ..
That's a lovely idea of the fairies playing on these :o)

23 Jan, 2011

 

Natures pretty patterns were all over the leg of my bench when we got it out of the greenhouse yesterday Terra. Gerry has treated it all. Just hope the leg doesn't fall off when we sit on it. LOL

13 Mar, 2011

 

Have you sat on the bench yet, Linda ;o) ???

14 Mar, 2011

 

No Terra......:0)

14 Mar, 2011

 

Lovely :) Nature is a wonderful artist

27 Mar, 2011



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