Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I don't know the specific type or varietal of this Stink Horn, but, from my observations, this stink horn starts off looking like a small white puff ball. After a few days go by they split open, like an egg cracking open, and then start to sprout some orange fleshy bits, usually in three or four prongs, sometimes knitted together at the top and sometimes separate. The closes way for me to describe the stink horn once it has fully grown is the inside of a red bell pepper with the sides cut away and only the rib of the bell pepper left over. The spores accumulate on the interior of the fungus, looking like a brown slimy substance, or a better description might be liquid feces.
If there were more bugs out and about, they would be covering these stink horns. I have seen flies, fruit flies, beetles, and slugs in the summer months swarming over and eating the Stink Horn. But, the winter has had a couple of cold days so the insects are just not around.
Here are a few photographs of the stink horns, called that because of the pungent smell they put off once fully grown.
Here are a few photos from this years sheep, sheep dogs and sheep herders. The mountains, if any in the background, are the Boulder Moutains. At this time the forest fires added a lot of haze to the photographs, but this made for some interesting effects for the background and sky.
That is one thing that is troubling. You almost need to decide if you want to fish or if you want to photograph. Because to produce the best results you have to focus all of your energy into one not both fly fishing and photographing.
Monday, January 22, 2007
This last year, 2006, I finally had time to go again. The last time I had gone to the fishing trip was in 1994, I believe. I was finally able to visit with a lot of extended family I have not seen since then, if not longer.
As usual the main hang out is the Easley Gulch cabin given the names: Britton's Inn, Doug's Condo, and Uncle Tom's Cabin, depending on who is staying there at the moment. Just above this cabin is the Proctor's Palace, A.K.A. At-Las_Ta cabin. Then over on Newman Creek Road is the last cabin, the Kaiser cabin.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I got a few pictures of a blue heron in the fountain, which at first looked like a statue, but then as you got closer you could see that it was in fact a live blue heron. After this photo we walked around the park and ended up at the green house in Volunteer park. Which is a very nice green house, and interesting to compare to the old green house on
Last December I and my wife went out to
Well enough of the life story, now it is time to move onto the photos. One stop that everyone needs to make when visiting