Thursday, June 11, 2009


I don't often see orange in the forest.
Except late spring.
When the wild roses start budding.
And this beautiful color sometimes appears.
On stems and leaves of the rose bushes.
I believe it is some kind of fungus.
Nasty sounding word, fungus.
Makes me cringe.
And want to wash my hands.

But the color is beautiful.


  1. The color is pretty. I remember seeing something similar to this growing out of the ground when I was a kid. We used to call them "the devil's fingers". I remember that they smelled kind of stinky!

  2. Boy you're just loaded with strange and new botanical discoveries today. Stuff us desert dwellers never see. This picture looks like mangled Elmo in a tree. Great color I love the orange!
    And about the word fungus you are right it just sounds nasty...put me off mushrooms for a long time when I found out they were a FUNGUS...ewww.

  3. Yeah, I remember that stuff. I have NO idea what it is, but you're right--the bright orange, and its strange graceful tangles are beautiful. They fill my eyes, and engage my imagination...hmmmmm....

  4. “In common things that round us lie

    Some RANDOM truths he can impart, --

    The harvest of a quiet eye

    That broods and sleeps on his own HEART.”

    William Wordsworth................
    “I was raised to believe that God has a plan for everyone and that seemingly RANDOM twists of fate are all a part of His plan.”
    Ronald Reagan
    “What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call RANDOM is just patterns we cant decipher. What we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables. There is only the inevitable.”
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Like orient pearls at RANDOM strung.”
    William Jones
    “But the eyes are blind. One must look with the HEART...”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    “It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your HEART.”
    “A HEART in love with beauty never grows old.”

    Thank YOU CLYTIE,
    for inspiring me/us with all your creativeness and your unique blogs :)
    I noticed that you are a Taurus also ....
    have a great day

  5. Wow, what a photo. I too don't often see orange in my neck of the woods here either. Not only a unique color but also a very unique random shape. You do have a keen eye for the uniqueness of nature, of life. I wait with anticipation for what you will open my eyes to next. Thank you Clytie for your inspiring eye, heart and soul! Love and Light, Nina P.