Sunday, August 23, 2009

PFATT & More



Great news today! I've been accepted into PFATT, the best primitive and folk art group on Ebay! I really enjoy painting in a folk art style and can't wait to contribute to this wonderful group! Be sure to check out the PFATT blog and search for PFATT work on Ebay!

And what would a summer blog post from me be without some recent photos from my garden...


Finally snapped a photo of a lovely black swallowtail while I was out photographing my pendants.


Little finches getting a drink on a hot afternoon.


What in the world is this mushroom? I think it looks gross (I won't tell you what else I think it looks like).
ps. Thanks to Rebecca's comment we now know this is a stinkhorn mushroom - a dog stinkhorn to be exact! Thank you Rebecca!



Meemee resting in the cool grass.


And also some new pendants. One Halloween witch horse for Ebay...


I really like this owl and want to keep him for myself. For now, he's on Etsy...


Happy Sunday!

10 comments:

Aimee said...

Congratualtions on getting in to the group!
Your pictures are lovely.

If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit and say hi! I just put up a New Post...
Have a great day,
Aimee

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Hi Jen - I love your garden pics, and your kitty looks just like our last one who was, interestingly, named Zoe! :)
Welcome to Pfatt! :)

Brenda

Sonia ;) said...

Jennifer...

Congrats on the PFATT...the mushroom yes my first thought too...

photography wonderful as always..

Your pendants always wonderful.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

First thing that came to my mind on the mushroom as well :D Great photos though.

Rebecca said...

It is a common stinkhorn mushroom, the botanical name Phallus impudicus, which translates to "shameless penis." It shows up without warning, growing out of an egg-shaped mass in the ground to 10 inches long in less than a day, and then oozes a foul-smelling slime from its tip. We have them in our backyard and they sure surprised me when I first saw them! I have some great pics too but haven't posted them...

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Congrats on the PFATT Jennifer, you certainly deserve the recognition! Love your photographs as always, you are such a talented photographer...whoa, that mushroom...erm, yowzas!

Jennifer Rose said...

lol love the name of the mushroom, very fitting :p

that is a gorgeous shot of the butterfly :)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Ah Rebecca, THANK YOU so much! ;^)
I couldn't have come up with a better name my self. I was thinking goat penis but turns out upon further research, it's called a dog stinkhorn (tee hee).
More info here:
http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/july99.html

Lin said...

That is soooo funny because I get those too in the yard! I always tell my husband "Is that a fungus or are you just glad to see me?". He doesn't think it is funny, but I do. :) Glad to know someone else has random fungal penis's showing up in their yard!

vintagepaletteart said...

Welcome to PFATT JEN!!!! And I just love coming here to look at all your gorgeous pics!!! ANd I am sitting here laughing my you know what off at your mushroom pic!!! I had one of those growing too!!! Only our cap was missing. I saw that thing laying down in my mulch and thought it was a carrot! I thought........who threw a carrot down there? Well upon closer inspection, I could see it was some kind of fungi....and yes.....it stunk! Thank you for solving the mystery! =D

*Lori