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Monday, January 24, 2011

A spot of red

My mom, my dog and I trekked up to the Mt Hood National Forest yesterday. It was not raining, but the forest was very wet and the air damp. It could not have been more green and refreshing. We hiked along the Old Salmon River Trail, just a few miles from where I grew up. As we were checking out the river, my mom spotted this cool red mushroom. Neither of us had seen one like it before. The water had flooded the trail area the past week, and the mushroom had the residual sand caught in it.


JoJo said...

I have NEVER seen a red mushroom like this before! Amazing!!

Liz said...

Great shot. First time I've seen this mushroom, thanks for sharing.

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EG Wow said...

What a great find! In spring and fall I look for mushrooms to photograph as I think they are photogenic.

Martha Z said...

A great find, its color says "here I am" perfect for a macro shot or a Ruby shot.

DrillerAA09 said...

This is a spectacular capture. Really well done.
Happy RT.

Dave said...

Very nice photo - good looking cup fungus! Might be Sarcoscypha coccinea (Scarlet Cup).