wow! thanks for full-extra photography posting! I need to think over why I have never gave much GE/other reference to my shots... in future I will try give more credits. --- about the lighthouse you said:
The lighthouse ... cannot be seen on GE.
well, if you mean on aerial/satellite imagery, you are right* (*if you check GE TimeSlider: a blurred patch of the reef appears), but:
Saint George Reef Lighthouse.kmz (832 B) --- based on your words I have managed to find the high-resolution "seals-rock"! -great! -hundreds of seals feeling the very best themselves on that sunny, guano covered, little, rocky islet! -thank you shad light on these! --- thanks again your every time nice shots, always done to be saturated with mood! -you have talent in it!
*** p.s.: do we know some about Price, our dear old buddy? -his nickname punched into my face as have clicked GEC layer mark.
It was a month ago when the first time it has been appeared on the trunk of our old pine tree, and now again.
A day before nothing can be seen on the trunk, where on the next day's morning you find it completely developed, tiny tubular structures, in magnificent yellow color. It "blooms" for one day; on the next morning it remains only as a grey layer of decomposing organic matter.
Sorry for probably a bit too much photo, but really it is the most extraordinary fungus I have ever seen - if it is fungus at all! (?) (...)
First "visitation" :
*** Recent occurence:
Upclose of the central colony unit (Dandelion seed on the picture is good to scale)
The same by next morning:
And another unit in some transition phase; active as morphing, also color start to change.
EDIT: Last stage, explanation and links:
The "winner" unit, which could ripen has changed color and full of spores:
Amongst many other local names, this interesting creature of Earth is called Yellow Slime Mold / Fuligo septica or the dog vomit slime mold/ (image reference link). First link is from a great article with further photos.
I haven't posted here in a long time. I happened upon a Harley gathering downtown today. The bikers were shy (!) and moved away before I took the photo. The red brick building is Black Dog Billiards and I have a feeling they were meeting there.
You sould not use this word when you talk to me! - Say: "Egészségedre!" instead!
The word and meaning is the same, only the one you have chosen is the formal variant, the one I recommend is used in informal speech.
... some deeper grammar: Besides the hungarian word "egészség" means "health" - "egészségedre" means "for your health", also good to know "egész" means "whole", the "entire" so "egészség" also can be translated as "wholeness" or "entireness".
After our garden camp-fire went out (and before it was professionally extinguished), half glass of a last shot of Pálinka is waiting on the brick ledge of the fireplace to be poured on the glowing embers.
It is a ritual of mine - some kind of a votive offering in honor of the ancestors; for all the grandpas and grandmas who could made the most delicious spirits and who thaught me to enjoy this beautiful drink also to respect the work and wisdom which are associated with production.
Sweet, fruity scent rises from the hot ash and I commemorate all the beloved ones deceased, also I send a "Thank You" for all the unknown chains of generations from the distant past to whom I owe that I exist.
*** ('Ember' - in english: glowing hot coal of wood, in hungarian it means: man or human - I use this english word extremely rarely (whether if I have ever used it before), so it was a pleasant surprise for me when I have seen it in the translator and realised the contextual relations of the two words in this story.)
I have spotted it yesterday on a rotting log at Hódmezővásárhely Öreg-Kishomok. The thin, silky filaments were full of brown spores and made my fingers painted as I have touched. (Also note the smaller, immature 'unit' on the upper part of the image with filaments still bond togeteher.)
Photo / georeference: location: >>46.389864, 20.282016<<, time: 4:52 PM, 08.08.2020, direction: set by kmz file attached: Shaving brush fungus - photo.kmz (924 B)
*** For the first hit Google Search I have found a page; projectnoah.org, where interesting things can be read about it, for example that it is common in tropical (!) regions. On this page, quite the same looking creature can be seen, also we get to know it is called Shaving brush fungus(Trichocoma paradoxa).
Later I have found a biodiversity database; gbif.org, where map shows a global occurrence for Trichocoma Paradoxa Jungh. (most records on Japan) - Yes; that 'Jungh.' probably means that this is another subspecies, also photos are showing quite a different looking something... (maybe the same fungus, only over ripen?), also similar photos for "Tichocoma paradoxa" on Wikimedia Commons.
*** Smaller confusion around taxonomy and occurrence as you see... any comments would be fine!
Glad, you have found your way here at last and shared your great photo of this (literally) breathtaking tree in bloom!
This is beautiful! ... Anytime you'd have problems with ID (of any living thing), share your spotting at the Project Noah's shareboard, I have found not long ago! Real experts and/or famous nature-photographers from around the globe give instant help there. (Hundreds of thousands of georeferenced nature photos, cool search and data-filtrating options, modern, easy to use interface. Only a Gmail account is enough to be a member.)
Sunset on the far northern part of California. Desert-like. It has a beauty of its own.
My daughter-in-law training her new horse. It's a mustang (from wild horse stock) named Jolene, after the Dolly Parton song of that name. American wild horses are direct descendants of Spanish colonial horses. Some researchers have found that Native Americans had horses before the Spaniards came. (I have not researched this myself to clarify the issue).
To complete the picture...the best version of "Jolene" is this one.
KitsuneFox: In the Unites States, the most Easterly point, that is drivable, is the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Maine. Technically that is the first place someone could celebrate New Years in the 'states. goo.gl/maps/YtsPgzoNuqrpVjfVA
Dec 26, 2021 13:48:21 GMT
KitsuneFox: Happy 'Black Friday'! Dubai Mall is the world's current largest shopping center by total area, boasting an area of over 12,000,000 square feet. goo.gl/maps/oUVzRzr3PUdkYhvX8
Nov 26, 2021 12:14:42 GMT