Lion’s Mane/Bearded Tooth Mushroom

Stumbled across this Bearded Tooth Mushroom back in December while stopping for lunch in the Bienville National Forest(Mississippi). Hericium Erinaceus is the scientific name. It’s also known as satyr’s beard, bearded hedgehog, and pom pom mushroom. It’s a popular edible and medicinal. In Chinese and Vietnamese the name translates to “Monkey Head Mushroom.” In Japanese;…

Sonoran Desert Pictures

Saguaro, Flower in the wash, Tohono O’Odham Petroglyph, Gang of Teddy Bear Cholla, and a Fairy Duster aka Calliandra Eriophylla

Cholla Buds

Back in the Sonoran Desert. So great to be amongst the prickly ones!

March to Freedom

The link below is to a song I invented on my (out of tune)trumpet and (crappy, kids)drumset. It may be plagiarized from the recess of my memory but I don’t think so. I also recorded it myself, backwards. In other words I did the trumpet first then the drums because I couldn’t really figure out…

Spicebush Swallowtail

This little freak was hanging out at a nursery in Pittsburgh. The “eyes” are actually just spots on the skin. It’s real eyes are underneath somewhere. Oct./2015

Arizona Rattlesnake

Came across this rattlesnake in the Rillito “River”, in the spring of 2013. It was under a large Oak tree west of Campbell Ave. It wasn’t as excited about our meeting as I was.