Fungi: Tuesdays of Texture

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© irene waters 2018

Cherry Red

smooth heads poking 

Rough bark hosting.

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© irene waters 2018

Salmon pink

Striated gills

Shine with light

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© irene waters 2018

Looking down on cherry red

whilst upwards image captures that beneath

leaves so green and smooth


© irene waters 2018

What has the greatest beauty

cherry red, grey bark of tree

Or salmon gills no longer seen

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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8 Responses to Fungi: Tuesdays of Texture

  1. Val says:

    Those red ones are amazing – they almost glow!


  2. noelleg44 says:

    Ah, mushrooms – endlessly fascinating! Loved your photos!

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    What great fun! I love both colors, but the greatest shots included your hair!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. yay, love mushroom season, we are just about to enter it, but have had no rain, so I guess it will still be a little while yet

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