Saturday, October 30, 2004

Photo Scavenger Hunt #4

Unusual

This Challenge was particularly hard for me.  But I came up with three things that I thought were unusual.  The first thing was this strange looking fungus.  

It is the most unusual fungus I have ever run across.  It was about four inches across and about four inches out, kind of like a round ball, and sort of hairy!

The second unusual thing I encountered was a SCUBA shop.  Here is the sign in front of the shop.

      

Now what is unusual about a SCUBA shop you may ask?  We are three hundred miles from the ocean.  I don't even know anybody who dives.  Who goes to this store anyway???

And finally I give you roses.  Roses in October.  Two days before November.  Roses don't bloom in Pennsylvania in October.  Instead we get frigid weather and sometimes snow.  So here I give you unusual:

13 comments:

  1. Great choice Krissy!! The fungus looks like something from another planet. I did laugh when I read how far you are from the ocean and that shop selling scuba gear.  The roses are beautiful.  You are lucky with those, ours are long gone xxxxx

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  2. sarajanesmiles10/30/2004 6:32 PM

    This was a hard challenge wasn't it Krissy!!
    Had me thinking all week, then I just took the flower pic this morning.
    Loving your pics though, that fungus is very unusual, if a little cute, like a little guinea pig or something!!  Totally get the scuba one too, we have an indoor ski slope where I live, like we all want to go skiing!!  The roses are beautiful :o)
    Sara   x

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  3. Great pics ...............
    Don't need the sea for scuba diving any lake will do even a river!
    Name of fungus is on tip of my tongue.................
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/sdrogerson/SpecimenDays/

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  4. The fungus looks like a puffball...some stuff about puffballs...

    " Puffballs are round or pear-shaped fruiting bodies that contain spores. They sit directly on the ground or on rotten wood. They range from golf ball size to as large as a watermelon. A big specimen of the giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea) can be almost two feet long and contain 7,000,000,000,000 (7 trillion) spores. For comparison, there are about 31.6 million seconds in a year. If you held your breath for 7 trillion seconds, you’d be breathless for 221, 817 years!

    The giant puffball cracks open to allow the wind to carry away its spores. Other puffballs have a small opening at the top. The wind may suck spores out of these openings like smoke drawn from a chimney. The spores can also be “puffed” out of the opening when the fruiting body is hit by raindrops (earth stars, for example). "

    I had to learn about fungus when I was at university so I actually find this interesting! lol...

    love Amy

    PS sorry I didnt take part in this weeks scavenger hunt :(

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  5. readmereadyou10/30/2004 7:49 PM

    You're really good. Three great ones for photos and reasoning. Loved this. My favorite so far.

    Angela

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  6. oh that was awesome.  I loved your entries!!!  Scuba shop...that's hilarious.

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  7. Nice! I haven't done this one yet. I am so behind.

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  8. sonensmilinmon10/31/2004 12:41 AM

    Scuba shop huh?  I wouldn't have thought of one in your part of the country.  Maybe for lakes?  I don't know.

    That fungus was something else!

    I haven't been able to post any pictures.  Seems I'm having some techincal difficulties, sigh.

    Monica

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  9. A most awesome collection of entries. You are becoming quite the photographer. I'm sad to say I shall be a tad tardy with my assignment. Will I get docked points? Such lovely ones this time too. Toodles.

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  10. jules1964200110/31/2004 3:18 AM

    lovely collection, I love all of them :)........Jules xxx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

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  11. LOLOL Scuba shop!!  Too funny!!  I really like that!  Now who goes to that shop?  The garden is beautiful.  I too found some flowers here and there, but nothing that astoundingly beautiful -- yes, too rare for this time of year!  Great, great photos, and yes, unusual!!!  Good job, honey!!
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ValsThoughts

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  12. Costal America plans to conquer the interior. We meet at Scuba shops to plan our uprising.

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  13. sunflowerkat32110/31/2004 8:57 PM

    LOL - don't you know?  There are scuba "crazies" everywhere.  I've done it...it's awesome.  What I can't understand though, is that some people love it so much they'll scuba in a lake or a quarry.  After being on a reef, it has to be VERY anti-climatic.

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