Incredible Okçular!

Fun Guys

It’s been a bit wild and woolly down here in Okçular these past few days – howling gales and torrential rain – fairly normal for the time of year! I can often be found, book cast aside, standing with my nose stuck to the window feeling glum.

stormy Okcular

the aftermath

Being shut in with J for a few days can lead to some interesting, usually suppressed, behaviour surfacing. Scrabble is a good example and is a sure indicator that life is not normal!

Okcular after the storm

the aftermath of the aftermath

Anyway, even stormy weather passes eventually, the sun comes out and we are able to venture out into the verdant, green, dripping forest that is our backyard. So, bank the fire, put your wellies on and join us, as it turns out we met some really fun guys . .

Fruity Brittlegillhere’s the first of the fun guys by the name of Fruity Brittlegill

Common Puff Ball

and his sidekick Common Puff Ball

Gilded Brittlegill

Gilded Brittlegill

the Gilded Brittlegill twins

fungi

any idea who this fun guy is?

Meanwhile the sun continued to shine . .

Okcular in the sun

fungi

some of the fun guys wear beautiful, frilly petticoats

slime fungiwhilst others are really slimy types

cup fungi

don’t know who this guy is

Crested Coralone of the nicest of the fun guys, Crested Coral

Hope you enjoyed meeting the guys. Whilst none of them are magic, they can have some really interesting effects on you if you join them in a meal – I wouldn’t take a chance on any of them.

Alan Fenn, Okçular Köyü

14 thoughts on “Fun Guys

  1. Thanks for this treat to start the new year; we love your photos and I love the mushrooms especially – what yummy treats one can make with them : ) Wishing you both a wonderful year, hope to meet up again in 2015, cok selam ve sevgilerimizle, Ozlem x

    1. thanks for that Annie, I googled dog vomit and it threw up ‘Dog Vomit Slime Mould Mucilago crustacea’, checked the photo and you are right on the money. There is also Fuligo septima which tends to be yellow but does come up white some times. New ones for me as my reference only covers true fungi. Mucilago crustacea, Fuligo septima – sort of roll off the tongue, doesn’t you think?

  2. Nothing wrong with releasing that suppressed Scrabble player within you, Alan.. And if it’s Turkish Scrabble, you might even discover what the Turkish word for ‘boffer’ is. (We couldn’t resist rising to the bait!) loved the photos of those little fellas that pop up after the rains.

  3. We’re having similar cold, nasty, windy weather here in Warsaw right now. I don’t even want to leave our apartment. Unfortunately, the sun hasn’t come out for a few days for us. 🙁

  4. Great photo There is also Fuligo septima which tends to be yellow but does come up white some times. New ones for me as my reference only covers true fungi. Mucilago crustacea,

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