Friday Photography - One Week Later

Spring is truly bursting. I wish I could transport the fragrances as well through the tubes.

Have a refreshing weekend all.

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And I do wish I could smell them.
Two weeks ago I was taking photos of the fall colors. Now it's rather dull and grey.
Unless you're looking at elf height:
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@Pricknick

I'm glad you enjoy the images. We have very little colour in the bush. The seasons are generally different shades of green and blue.

Sometimes the bush makes me feel like an elf. Does all your gardening experience include identifying the mushrooms?

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@janis b
at identification but only concentrating on the edibles.
So far I've found a couple of varieties of oyster and the mataki or hen of the woods.
This winter I'm getting setup to grow my own gourmet strains including cubensis.
It's going to be an exiting winter.

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@Pricknick

Do the Maitake have a similar flavour to the Shitake. The Shitake are the only mushrooms I enjoy the flavour of. Maybe I wouldn't make a very good elf.

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@janis b
I've harvested the mataki at all stages of growth and unless you take them young they are not very meaty which is what the shataki excells at.
They do however make an excellent shroom for canning of soup stocks as they maintain their texture extremely well while delivering a distinct flavor.

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@Pricknick

must taste wonderful. Thanks for the further info.

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@Pricknick
I haven't had any luck finding mushrooms when I'm out with the camera.

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@Socialprogressive
Luck.
I've spent many the hours looking for the famed morel.
When I find them it's pure luck.
I'm hoping to learn to culture them. That too depends on luck.

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@Socialprogressive Right after a rain. Next day. Lots of them 'fruit', which is the part we see and call 'a shroom', immediately upon rain. That is when to go hunt them, the next day or two. Wooded areas are good, and riparian corridors should have some there.

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@dystopian

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Fellow mushroom hunter
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Summer harvest...
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We harvest when plentiful, then cook with onions in butter and freeze in small packets ready for use.

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@Pricknick Love yer photo PN! Generally each tree type has its own species. Or few. There was someone here, I forget who, that knew shrooms, a mycologist methinks? They ID'd a pic I put up in a flash once. P.c. seemed to be quite temp sensitive, but well worth it, a friend told me. Wink

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into the dark forest that is winter:

Thanks for hosting Janis. Enjoy the warmth.

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Gëzuar!!
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@Bollox Ref

From the perspective of increasing heat and dryness that is approaching, your autumnal snow looks very refreshing. I hope you'll find fortification for the heavier winter ahead.

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@Bollox Ref
Nice Shot, BR.

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@Bollox Ref Here it comes. Get ready. You don't sound necessarily thrilled about it? It's only a few months. OK, 5 where you are. Sorry about that chief. But man your summers are nice if a bit short. Cheers!

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@Bollox Ref

baby blue and cherry red.

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@Bollox Ref That is amazing BR! Beautiful. A Red Coat! Getting it ready for Halloween?

Thanks for showing!

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@dystopian

With the Royal Guelphic Order, it'll be the uniform of Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar. Just right for Halloween. Maybe.

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Too bad today is Friday Photography instead of tomorrow. (But then it would be Saturday Photography so....Don't mind me.) The Ecuagenera orchid show begins tomorrow. I'll have a busload of photos, and most likely new plants, tomorrow. They usually start the "spring" show on Thursday and run through at least Tuesday but the Independence Day celebration in Cuenca starts tomorrow. The two always coincide. We missed the show, but not the sale, in June because of Covid and I have no idea what to expect tomorrow. It will almost certainly be toned down if there is one. I can live with that, more plants for us.

Independence Day in Ecuador is spread over several weeks. It is celebrated on the day the news arrived at the big cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, and, I think, Loja. Guayaquil celebrated two weeks ago and this weekend is the kickoff of a month of celebration. (This quirk provides some insight into just how difficult travel was 200 years ago. The drive from Quito to Cuenca is about 200 miles as the crow flies but takes 8-9 hours on well made and maintained roads. It's still easier/faster than Shank's mare or a donkey/llama.) I guess 200 years is worthy of partying until Dec. 6th. It's really good they don't need to sail the tall ships through Cuenca like they did in NYC for the July 4, 1976, celebration. The flight of a replica biplane from Guayaquil to Cuenca to celebrate 100 years of flight in Cuenca was a big enough deal.

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@vtcc73

I'm glad you continue to share your particular sense of place with us. I hope to see some of your photos from the show, maybe next week. Enjoy the flowers and celebrations!

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@janis b I’m not a fan of anything Google but it is an easy share platform. Maybe this weekend. I still don’t know what the boss plans.

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@vtcc73 @vtcc73
I clicked your link about the commemorative flight.
I was interested so I looked into it a bit.
I found this: Enciclopedia del Ecuador
The original plane looked like a Sopwith to me, turns out it was a Hanriot

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@Azazello It's the cowling, I think, that is somewhat familiar and unique. That may be more related to similar engines. Either way it's a good story and an awesome re-enactment. The flight is still a challenge despite modern improved building techniques, tools, and materials. The more direct route would require flight above 14,000'. There's also a more southern, roundabout route that only requires climbing to about 11,000'.

One of a gazillion uncles of my builder flies ultralights and powered paragliders. The paraglider is essentially paraglider with a gas powered window fan for propulsion. That's better than a bunch of helium balloons tied to a folding lawn chair with a BB gun for altitude control but not much. Anyway, he's flown Cuenca to the coast and back, twice, in the thing. I'll take the biplane. No. I won't.

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@vtcc73

birds and human-engineering-flight is.

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A tree forming the frame for the beautiful head of a statue that had broken off and fallen away. Great catch, Mr. Tree!

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Thailand loves them some elephants!

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@on the cusp

the blending of man and natural-made. Thanks.

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@on the cusp
Nice shots, otc.

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I continue to marvel at all the lush green habitat you have around you in NZ,Janis. Southern Ca is so dry and brown in comparison.

Some night shots of the San Diego skyline.
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@Socialprogressive

the panoramic skyline and closer up of those three beautifully roof-lit buildings.

Am i looking at some kind of light show in the middle photo?

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@janis b
A long shutter speed, and changing the focal length of the lens while the shutter was open created the light tracers in the third shot.

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I'd like to try that sometime.

" ... and changing the focal length of the lens while the shutter was open."

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@Socialprogressive Awesome photos SP! Love 'em! Nocturnal is hard to do in general, but city or other lights work. Which carrier is 41? It is sure not the sleepy San Diego I learned birding down there in the 60's and 70's.

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@dystopian
The carrier is the USS Midway. I have a very good friend who was stationed onboard in the mid 70s when the Midway was home ported in Yokosuka, Japan.

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@dystopian

The future has arrived ; ).

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There ya go with those awesome greens again! Wink I love seeing the progression of that top one! Very cool. Enjoy your explosion of green, as we turn to brown. Smile

Happy happy joy joy

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@dystopian

nothing better, thank you.

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My prize this week was a group of 3 Green Jay visiting the yard 4 of last 5 days, if only briefly each time. These are a Mexican Jay that just ranges into southmost Texas. They are in a horrible drought and there is no food down in the brush country (Tamaulipan Thorn-Scrub) of south Texas. It appears some are on the move, and are now on the Edwards Plateau, where very rare. Jays are Corvids. That is the family with Ravens, Crows, Magpies, Nutcrackers, and Jays. They are all exceptionally intelligent. Green Jay is one of the most stunning birds one can see in America. The outer tail feathers are yellow so when they fly they burst into more color.

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be well all, play it safe livin' la vida quarantina!

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@dystopian

to have a stop-over at your place.

S/he is a great compliment to your beautiful Bunting.

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@dystopian n/t

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@dystopian
a very colorful bird, dystopian.

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@dystopian

Always look forward to your photos.

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Thank you for hosting, Janis. Hope to catch up with you Guys next Friday.

Everyone have a nice and safe weekend.

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That first tree is stunning Janis! It looks like a living firework.

Cheers all.

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This shit is bananas.

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@Daenerys

And just in time for Guy Fawkes.

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@Daenerys GREAT description D!

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