Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Fungus Among Us

I am both fascinated and repelled by this ...





They were just sitting there, right at the entrance to the fancy food market which always looks so clean and pulled together - and no one seemed to see them except me.

If you need to cleanse the palate of your eyes, here's Hope in her Halloween costume. In the corner you can see that she has decorated her pumpkin with princess stickers. Details are everything.

31 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Yuck to fungus among us!! But Hope makes it all beautiful! Hugs to her!! Hope your week is going well -- in spite of the fungus!

Sylvia

Jay Simser said...

I swear she gets prettier every time you post a new picture. And that smile is to die for. You are so blessed.

Ron said...

I agree...they kinda intrigue me, but at the same time gross me out.

Whenever I see these they remind me of the Wicked Witch in Sleeping Beauty, with the warts on her nose!

ADORABLE photo of Princess Hope!

LOVE that dress!

(((( Hope ))))

X to you and the gang!

Happy Elf Mom said...

Hi, Dianne! I don't wonder that there would be a *smell* from the pumpkins/fungus? I hope that you are feeling well and moving your things about slowly.

Hope is always lovely and she has a great Nana. :)

ellen abbott said...

Oh, she is such beauty and delight.

Kay L. Davies said...

Hope is getting so grown-up, isn't she? What a little doll she is!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

DJan said...

The Beauty and the Beasties, it seems. She's so cute and they are so... warty! :-)

Au and Target said...

Princess Hope looks fab.

I rather like odd mushrooms. We used to live in the north of Spain where every autumn they sell wild mushrooms in the village market. Never being sure if they're ALL safe to eat is part of the fun.

HermanTurnip said...

Ahhh! Those pumpkins! My corneas have been scarred! SCARRED! My rods and cones are all jacked up!

Cloudia said...

beauty and the beastly!


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Cherie said...

Gourds are such odd looking things in the first place. I could see why that would be hard to notice. That reminds me. I had better take a look at the gourds that I have decorating my office. I should check to see if I have any "science experiments". lol

Meanwhile, that certainly looks like one delighted little girl! It looks like she certainly had a Happy Halloween!

Grayquill said...

Hope is awesome...I want to be able to feel a smile like that someday. :-) Wait a minute...seeing Hope's smile gave me that great smile feeling.

LL Cool Joe said...

Yuck to those first photos!

On the other hand Hope looks delightful. :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

HOPE looks Adorable, beyond words!!! And isn't she Happy about her Costume and Halloween....

I don't think that is fungus.....But I could be wrong....!

Ivanhoe said...

Eeeeeew on that fungus :( But Hope made it better :) What a huge smile!
Hope you are feeling better :)

Daryl said...

oy what a face .. how do you not smother her with kisses?

ladyfi said...

Hope looks adorable!

Akelamalu said...

Gross I agree but I love the colours!

Lisa (Mountain Photog) said...

She looks so cute and proud of herself! Love it!

Perhaps the fungus adds medicinal value to the gourds. :)

Hilary said...

The fungus.. mightier than the gourd.

That Hope.. sigh!

ds said...

Fungus? Ewwww...
Hope? Precious, precious.

Mike said...

They make for great pictures. The fungus and Hope.

Linda said...

What are they? Blue cheese pumpkins? Ewww!

Hope though looks gorgeous and happy and what Halloween is all about!

Jeff B said...

That pic of Hope is too darned cute!

We love LUNA said...

ohmigod, noooo I can't stare all fungus! hehehehe
Ahh but I'm enchanted by so lovely little Princess, she is a doll and I love her beautiful dress!
By the way Dianne, mammy and I would like to say that we love your picture profile, you and the sweet girl, you both are beautiful girls! :)
hugs and a nice Friday
Léia and little LUNA - WE LOVE LUNA

Reb said...

The fungus is a tad disgusting, but, it does make interesting patterns and colours. Hope is a darling little princess!

Granny Annie said...

Wouldn't it really have been freaky if those fungus covered gourds(?) pumpkins(?) mushrooms(?) had been moving around?

Mare said...

fungus...one of Mother Nature's less beautiful creations.
Your granddaughter, on the other hand, on of Mother Nature's finest creations!!

Lowell said...

You can keep the fungi! It's been awhile since I've seen Hope. She is growing up fast and is ever more beautiful. Look at that smile - she's having a great time.

Hope all is well with you!

Note I've gone to my given name, Lowell, and dropped my pen name, Jacob.

nitebyrd said...

Forget the gourds, your grandbaby is so darn cute! I want to pinch her cheeks!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Princess Hope is adorable. But aren't those gourds or squashes or something? Or are you saying that the white splotches are fungus growing on theM? Weird for sure.