Saturday, 6 October 2012

Autumnal trees and fungi

 It was a beautiful day today so we went for a wee walk, starting at Blackford Pond and then skirting Blackford Hill into the Hermitage of Braid. The trees are starting to look autumnal.

 We found this fungi (we think it's an oyster fungus) and in the photo you can see the fungi gnats crawling round on the underside. You can also see woodworm holes in the tree trunk.

Back in town we noticed this lovely rowan tree, I always love the variety of colours of rowan berries, this is quite an unusual shade.

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10 comments:

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Splendid photos.

Here in Venice and in the countryside autumn is slow to develop, the climate is still dampish with an aftertaste of summer, typical Venetian weather, foggy in the early morning and then like a lukewarm bath in the rest of the day and veiled sunlight...mushrooms start to appear in greengrocers' stalls, as ever in this period... "porcini" and "chiodini" are the most loved, almost historically I would say, by the Venetians...

Annette F Tait said...

I've never seen rowans that colour ever! how strange??
where about in town are they?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Annette - they're at Holy Corner, just by the Eric Liddel centre

Tommaso - autumn seems slow here too this year, I've never heard of chiodini mushrooms,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

I enjoyed seeing where you went walking. I love the leaves in Autumn when they are changing to all different golden colours.
The Rowan tree looks lovely and such pretty berries.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Carver said...

Beautiful shots from your walk. We've had a lot of fungi with all our rain and I always like to spot it although I'm not good at identification. I'll have to remember oyster fungi.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

I've not seen Rowan berries of that shade before. How intriguing. Ours here in Eastern Canada are usually vivid orange or tomatoe red. What a wonderful colourful walk you had. It is a gorgeous time of year.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Every single rowan berry on our tree beside the kitchen window has long gone to the blackbirds. They hardly wait for them to ripen.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Carol, every autumn I try to capture all the shades of rowan berries, we have red, dark orange, light orange, white, and a couple of shades of pink.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the beautiful berries on the rowan tree (one I don't know about and after I send this I'm going off to Mr Google to learn more). And I've seen fungi like that, but didn't know about fungi gnats.... It was a fine wee hike! Thanks for taking us along.

Shey said...

Seems like you had a lovely walk. Love the pink colors esp in contrast to the sky.