Saturday, November 6, 2010

Alive [Photo Hunt]

@ mirandablue
Leathery polypore mushrooms I found on a dead log.  It's interesting that these mushrooms are alive and thriving on this lifeless piece of wood.  I read that mushrooms have the ability to produce compounds to prevent disease (like decay) to its host. In a way, these mushrooms keep this log "alive" so they can also live.

@ mirandablue
Near the entrance of a cave I visited last summer, this plant grows in a crack between rocks and lives on little sunlight and moisture.  Amazing how life can flourish even in an inhospitable environment. Like us, it adapts to stay alive.


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22 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

A most interesting post! I did not know that mushrooms keep a host alive! And great photos!

Indrani said...

How they exist in the most difficult conditions.

Life Ramblings said...

lovely take on the theme. the first shot is amazing. love the lines and textures in the photo.

Ruth said...

I love the first photo. Perfect for the theme.

The Social Frog said...

Great pictures!

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magiceye said...

wonderful takes on the theme!

YTSL said...

Our photos may be different but seems to me that we're alike in marveling at how wonderful nature can be - and how its presence in our environment makes us help appreciate our (as well as their) being alive. :)

bookmouse said...

This is a good idea for 'alive'. Nature is amazing. I'm always marvelling at how plants can flourish just about anywhere!

Carver said...

I love the way mushrooms grow on dead wood keeping alive something growing. Lovely plant in your second shot. Happy weekend.

EastCoastLife said...

I'm constantly amazed at how tough living things can be just to stay alive.

Mar said...

I have similar mushrooms growing in my garden!! now I know their name. Great shots for the theme.
alive!

Kim, USA said...

Very amazing how the cycle of life play it's course. Great lovely shot!
PhotoHunt-Alive

Smalltown RN said...

Those are great photos...I have always been amazed at where mushrooms and or fungus find a place to take root and grow!

Alice Audrey said...

The PREVENT decay? Oh. I thought they promoted it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love these Luna. Mushrooms and other fungi ARE so interesting and beautiful in their own different way.

Ebie said...

This is an interesting relationship between the mushrooms and the dead tree! I have been seeing a lot of these growth the past week because of the rains.

dong ho said...

ganda ng unang shot. clap clap clap

Evelyn said...

Great find.

Leah said...

Yes.. my mom talks to her plants. Minsan nga, nawi wirduhan ako dun. Pero mukhang epektib naman ang chika niya with the flowers coz they're all blooming with flowers.. =)

Oh! Mushrooms! Dito rin sa amin, there are lots of them. You could usually find them on some dead tree.. Ibang klase rin ano.. =)

Dumaan, nagbasa at nagkomento. Gandang araw!

Bhupesh said...

A very intersting picture
Thanks for sharing

:)

Bhupesh

Dejemonos sorprender said...

this pictures are great.. i love the ones of the mushrooms..
You have beautiful pictures here..

Anne said...

Both of these are perfect for the theme. I love them both - very beautiful.

Annie
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