Sunday Fungi: The Regenerative Spirit of the Woods

The turn of the year seems an apt time to post this photo, thinking of the Regenerative Spirit of the Year…

Stinkhorn: 1st Oct 2019

Apologies to anyone whose sensibilities are offended… but it is a natural phenomenon πŸ™‚


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38 Responses to Sunday Fungi: The Regenerative Spirit of the Woods

  1. Deborah says:

    This is wonderful Crispina thank you! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    Phallic. First thing that comes to mind. But of course then it would… Gotta love Sunday Fungi Porn with Crispina!

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  3. What do they call this funguy?


  4. Yep, I was right about which one it would be πŸ™‚ I’ve never actually seen one, only in pictures!

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  5. Jen Goldie says:

    Make sense for you to post this. Violet put it nicely. Happy New Year.

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  6. Ben Naga says:

    The shape is no problem for me. But that smell! …

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    • Redolent of rotten meat, so it’s said. But I don’t find it so. More… rotten vegetation. Which in late autumn is to be expected. Maybe it’s just my sense of smell.

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      • Ben Naga says:

        Whichever it certainly offended my sensibilities. Though it was many years back and can’t recall the exact scent, I can visualise the wood we where we encountered it though. Odd thing, memory.

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      • Our sense of smell is keenly involved in memory. The smell of may blossoms recalls acutely my first sexy kiss. And a certain aftershave will have me in tears in the memory of loss. As to the smell of beef stew… school dinners, vomitous! Can’t about McDonalds for same reason.

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      • Ben Naga says:

        Not for me. My sense of smell is not very acute. An odour has to be pretty strong to register much.


      • I’ll put money on your brain registers it, but you’re not aware. Our brains do loads of stuff without telling us. They receive and react a half second before they tell us. I’m still trying to accommodate the full implications of that one. πŸ™‚

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  7. Dale says:

    Doesn’t it figure that a phallic-shaped fungi would also stink?
    Love this, Crispina!

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  8. Is this meant to make me think of something?

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  9. Joy Pixley says:

    Nice specimen! And actually not as anatomically accurate as some that I’ve seen. (snicker snicker)

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