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Sunday, October 28, 2012


I love fungus.  At least, I love this kind of fungus. I think it's so pretty. I happened upon this stick with these beautiful growths on a recent walk through the woods.  I think it looks very pretty with the brown hydrangea and brown leaves. I don't mind at all my garden going to sleep, because I find such joy in the things of darker days.  How do you feel about the passing of Summer? I love this poem by Robert Frost. I always read it in Autumn. 

My November Guest (By Robert Frost)
My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
  Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
  She walks the sodden pasture lane.

Her pleasure will not let me stay.

  She talks and I am fain to list:

She's glad the birds are gone away,

She's glad her simple worsted gray
  Is silver now with clinging mist.

The desolate, deserted trees,

  The faded earth, the heavy sky,

The beauties she so truly sees,

She thinks I have no eye for these,
  And vexes me for reason why.

Not yesterday I learned to know
  The love of bare November days

Before the coming of the snow,

But it were vain to tell her so,

  And they are better for her praise
(I don't know why when I post this the spacing is all off, sorry!).
I'm joining Mosaic Monday and Outdoor Wednesday this week.  
I hope you're having a lovely Monday, thanks for stopping by! 


  1. I love the designs you found in your fungus! The never cease to amaze me with their unique beauty.

  2. Hi Leslie - how lovely to meet you! I can see that I'm going to have to come back for another visit because your posts look very interesting!

  3. That is just amazing! It's such a work of art and probably only lasts a few days! I love the poem, too. I'll copy some of it in my journal tonight! Hugs!

  4. What a beautiful poem and I love those fungi!

  5. Great photos. I laughed when read "a fungus among us". Have not heard that expression in a long time. Use to have some strange orange fungi growing out by the sidewalk, but did not see it this year.
    I won't miss the hot/humid temps, but not looking forward to the bitter cold of Winter either.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Have a great week.

  6. Beautiful fungus photos. And the poem, too. I found that particular one just this year and thoroughly enjoyed reading it again.

  7. Wow, I love the photos - nature is such a natural artist!

  8. Leslie, lovely post and poem. Your fungus looks pretty. I am always checking out the fungus and mushrooms while walking in the woods. Beautiful photos, have a great week ahead!

  9. Wonderful! love the patterns in those shelf fungus

  10. Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage today. I've enjoyed your photos of the's hard to believe that they are really very beautiful! Warm hugs, Esther

  11. The fungus is very special. It's really an art piece. The poem speaks so well of the darker days. I must learn to enjoy them as well...:-)

  12. Very nice images today! Shitake mushrooms grow on dead wood! The poem can sound depressing if one is in that state of mind..I am trying to change my attitude about Nov. as I live for the Spring season of "new beginnings"! Nov. for me is soup and cozy up time..cetainly so today with "Sandy" fiercly raging about my world!

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  14. These photos are gorgeous!!! God's creation , even fungi, is awesome. Thanks for sharing this!! Also, loved the poem!

  15. I enjoy the Autumn colours, but once they are touching earth and there no longer is a canopy of leaf cover. so long as the sun shine, I do well.. I get very sad on gray days...we had one today...

  16. Your photos are awesome and so are the colors in the fungus. The Robert Frost poem is a favorite of mine. Thank for sharing today.
    xo, Jeanne

  17. What beautiful photos and wonderful poem to go along with it! You have a very interesting blog and I am now a new follower. Have a great weekend coming up.

    1. Lottie, thanks so much for your kind comments and for following! I hope you have a great weekend, too!

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