Photo Of The Day: Nature’s Mysteries, Cone Scales, Shafts, And Slime Mold
Slime Mold growing on a rock after heavy rains.

Photo Of The Day: Nature’s Mysteries, Cone Scales, Shafts, And Slime Mold

Slime Mold growing on a rock after heavy rains.

Underneath my neighbor’s cedar tree, where the mushrooms love to grow, the floor of her garden is blanketed with broken cone scales and shafts. On two of the cone scales there were small batches of Carnival Candy – Arcyria Denudata – slime mold growing, hardly noticeable but for the fact that I was standing there, staring at the ground, looking for mushrooms. The little red beads eventually became noticeable.

This photograph reminds me very much of the blue/black ice image I took in November while visiting Yosemite. The randomness of its construction. Lines curving in and around leading the eye. Surrounding the smallness of the clump of red mold, the main subject of the image. Another meditation.

Kimberly Kradel

Artist, Writer, Photographer. Publisher of ARTIST-AT-LARGE.

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