Monday, 9 December 2013

Fabulous fungi and a sleepy owl

 I don't know the identity of the pretty orange fungus above, but those below are oyster mushrooms. 
seen along the Water of Leith, where I was also delighted that the tawny owl was once again in residence in its hole, looking sleepy (Crafty Green Boyfriend took this photo last week but the owl looked pretty much the same today!).

for Nature Notes

16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The fungi is colorful and what a cute shot of the sleepy owl. Great sighting. Enjoy your new week!

Martin Hodges said...

Great shots, Juliet. The owl looks the way I feel, by the end of the day!

TexWisGirl said...

great shots, all of them!

Mary said...

Beautiful photos! I love owls. Super love even. :). And mushrooms are other worldly and marvelous.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Marvellous mushrooms, they can have such great colours and shapes.
I can't manage to see the owl, I even took off my glasses. Now I try again!

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

I have seen the owl!

Glo said...

What a wonderful owl photo. There seems to be a heart shape turned sides just to the left of him on the trunk. Very sweet. Fungi are eye-catching, too.

Caroline Gill said...

So jealous (in a friendly way) of this wonderful owl sighting and photo! I'm not sure I can help with the fungi.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Caroline, I just can't get over how luck we are to have an owl that just sits there and poses for us, week after week! It's the talk of the riverside paths!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oh my gosh do I love these photos especially the owl! How magnifiant!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Maybe that is one of those carvings you see here and there on old stumps and snags ...

Crafty Green Poet said...

Rabbits Guy, definitely not a carving, it isn't always thee and it sometimes moves its head.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh I love that owl!!! So beautiful :) looks sleepy

Rebecca said...

How cool is that! Love how the owl blends into the tree... Nature's camouflage!

Karen said...

Cool fungi, and the owl shot is terrific!

Rambling Woods said...

I would love to be able to see an owl in person..must be plenty of food to keep it happy...Michelle