Nice selection, never knew you got toadstools like that over there
Bill-- Up here in Humboldt County on the far north coast of California we get lots and lots of mushrooms. In fact, there is a mushroom festival every year! This one I photographed was in our side yard. It's an Amanitas.
Every time you post your end of the month pictures, I think, wow... that month went by too quickly. This one was just darn depressing.
Sharon-- I had a different idea for a post for Wordless Wednesday, and then I noticed it was the last day of November. It did go by quickly, and yet it felt like forever with the election. More depressing than I ever thought possible.
Love the mushroom pic.
Colette-- Interesting thing about that particular mushroom, Amanita muscaria, it is known for its hallucinogenic properties. We didn't verify that though!
I thought that's what it was. So beautiful, so dangerous.
I too am always surprised to see your end of the month great shots. Didn't we just do that last week? All are impressive but I really loved the third from the bottom.
Arkansas Patti-- Yes, November flew by. And yet, it felt like a prison sentence of bad news for a month. I'm looking forward to December. Really gad you liked the photos. It's the only balance I have to the news.
Your photos have healing power for me. Yes. There is a balance to everything. Love the clouds that look like stacks of white plates with the crow? eagle? hawk? just above the roofline.
am-- Thank you for that. Those stacked clouds are a lenticular formation, and the bird is probably a vulture.
Robin Andrea: Despite your bidding adieu to November, your images tell a different story.
Scott-- Well, November had its own beauty. The only sane balance to everything else that has come to pass.
The cloud shots are nice. I especially like the second one. It looks like stacked hats.
Mark-- Thank you! Glad you liked them.
as always, beautiful views of your world, Robin. Where, oh where, did November go?
Tara-- So glad you liked these photos. Wherever November went it took my heart and my dreams about a peaceful future with it.
I, too, am glad for November to be over. I find that I do fine if each day I focus on my elderly parents (who live with us), my wonderful husband, my incredibly supportive son, and my delightful 3yo granddaughter and avoid anything having to do with our POTUS-elect.I was particularly drawn to your photo of the gull (?) on the rock with the reflection in the water. Such a mix of textures and so many subtle color variations. Very nice! Thank you.CathyMaryland
Cathy-- We also avoid anything having to do with the POTUS-elect. I have made a promise to myself to never hear his voice. It helps in some ways. The photo that you are drawn to is of a Black Turnstone. Here is what the Cornell website has to say about these beauties: The Black Turnstone is one of the defining species for the rocky, wave-battered Pacific Coast. It blends in well with the dark rocks, but a careful winter observer will find it from Alaska through Baja California. It is rarely found far from the vicinity of spraying waves. Always good to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by.
A lot of great photos in this group. I've never seen anything like the beehive looking clouds in the fifth photo. It looks amazing... What the heck causes that?
Pat-- I wish I knew what causes lenticular cloud formations. They often form over mountains. People call them flying saucer clouds.