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A tiny mushroom growing on an apricot tree…

Tiny chocolate mushroom growing in a creavis of an apricot tree


I found this tiny mushroom growing in a crevice in the bark of an old apricot tree.
We are fortunate in that the house that we recently moved into has a few fruit trees, all of them old and needing work plus a few seasons pruning to get them back to producing quality fruit. There were lots of apples on the Granny Smith tree. Many had a lot of scab but those that were salvageable were as sweet as I have tasted from a Granny Smith. The Lemon is in terrible condition I think the only thing holding it up is the ivy which is slowly strangling it to death. Even so the fruit is good and again remarkably sweet. I think it might be a Myer lemon they have a propensity to be less acidic. There are three other fruit trees my neighbour thinks one is a green plum and the other two look like cherries or cherry plumbs. Lastly there is this apricot the real estate agent, the previous owner and the neighbour all agree that the apricots are ‘really good’ and the tree is a heavy barer so much so that one year while the house was empty the fruit were picked and sold with lots left over for jam! Well, we will just have to wait and see until next spring.

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A mushroom on the forest floor at night by iPhone…

Mushroom in the Jarrah Forest

iPhone 5s.  After five years my first iPhone a 3g had just about given up the ghost so now it sits on my kitchen counter as a very hi tech egg timer! This photo is one of the first half dozen and the first one with flash – what a novelty. I’m quite impressed by the new iPhones capabilities but I don’t think it will replace any cameras any time soon just too much DOF for my taste. However that said I have been itching to try some of the current crop of photo manipulator apps on the phone itsself that the 3g just could not handle. They are great things to play with on public transport which I had to use a few days ago and I was not alone an elderly lady was sat opposite from me completing a crossword on her iPad which she was obviously totally wrapped with.

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