I know, these pictures look like a nature walk with the Addams Family. I’m enjoying the fresh new foliage and spring flowers as much as anyone, really, but on a recent hike, it was the tree fungi that caught my eye. Doesn’t the 2nd shot looks like Pan di Spagna (Italian sponge cake)?
I also wondered about the minimalist spider web in the 3rd shot. I once saw photos of spiderwebs, after the spiders had been given various drugs (OK, I guess it’s occurred to all of us to do that). The caffeine web was jazzy, random, frenetic-looking. The LSD web, as I remember, was unnaturally perfect. Apparently nibbling on this fungus leads to a lack of ambition and inability to complete tasks? Or just a desire to simplify and try something new, even if you don’t catch any juicy bugs that way.