It’ll Be Back.

This little skink that Stacy found in a puddle when we were out mushroom hunting knows that his tail will be back eventually and so will my Project365 but for now I am going to go on a hiatus.  I simply need a break for a while after two years and 733 posts I can tell you that this has been a success, I know my camera like the back of my hand.  I don’t always get the shot or know how to set up for the shot but I know where the controls are with my eyes closed and that is part of the purpose of the 365, to become more proficient.

There will be some posts over at my main blog in the coming weeks and months so be sure to go there and subscribe but in the mean time I would like to thank everyone who comes by the look and those to leave a comment or a like get a special thank you.  That really makes it easy to keep going.  So thank you thank you and we will see you around.

March 31st, 2012.


Gyromitra Caroliniana aka Big Red.

Some folks around here consider this to be an edible mushroom.  I on the other hand do not they are considered to be a false morel and thus are poisonous.  Some folks say,  “Poisonous? I’ve eat them all my life and I ain’t sick!”  To that I say good luck because the fact of the matter is people have died from just breathing in the fumes as they cook. What makes them so bad?

To quote a gentleman that goes by the handle BigFoot at;

“The active ingredient in false morels is called gyromitrin. (N-methl-N-formylhydrazine) Metabolized it becomes monomethylhydrazine, Rocket Fuel!!! I don’t know about anybody else but rocket fuel is not on my menu. I will say that something about the Big Red seemed slightly appetizing but then again I just couldn’t get past the rocket fuel.”

March 29th, 2012.

Article about false morels from Prairie State

A false morel thread at



A Bolete Of Some Sort.

A Bolete is a fungus that is characterized by the fact that it has pores rather than gills on its underside.  This particular one has a cool orange color and it comes back on this same log every year.

March 28th, 2012.


The Hay Meadow.

My uncle Jack’s hey meadow is one of my favorite places in the whole wide world and if you ever saw it this time of year it would be your favorite too.

March 27th, 2012.


Venus In Broad Daylight.

That’s right folks, Venus was visible in broad daylight today so I couldn’t help but try to get a shot of it.  The kewl thing about this shot is that you can see that Venus is in phase just like the moon.

March 26th, 2012.


Just Came In.

We just made it in from a nice long hike in the mushroom woods. We didn’t find too many morels but but it was a great day to be out and I did get quite a few shots of various other fungi.

March 24th, 2012.