I was playing around photographing the mushrooms and making spore prints last weekend when I made this picture.
I used some vintage sheet music I had found at a rummage sale last spring. I thought it especially funny how it said animato and at least one of the mushrooms above that bar is an amanita. Okay, maybe only I see the humour in that.
What this photograph reminded me of was an article I had read about how yeast cells sing. The cell walls (plants, fungi and yeast cells have those) vibrate at a frequency of about 1000 times per second and that equates to a sound about two octaves above middle C. It is not audible to the human ear (thank goodness) unless amplified greatly. What did you think of that little audio clip of the singing yeast cell? It reminds me of outer space or the deep ocean.
So do you think different mushroom cells vibrate at different frequencies and those sing in harmony? I will let you ponder that question as I show you some more members of the forest symphonic choir.
That was the barbershop quartet.
The Von Mushroomtrappe family singers.
This post isn't finished until the big coral fungi sings and announces the winner of the "too cute" post giveaway of a crochet covered stone.
The winner is Maiz . I want to thank each and everyone of you who took the time to leave a comment. They have recharged me in so many ways. When ever I have any self doubt about what I am trying to do here and I am sure there will be days I will I can always come here. I wish I could send stones to you all. I can give you this, a most amazing stone I found on the weekend on a trail I don't often walk. I took a picture of it and then left just where it was.