(Actually, the one on the right is a fleabane.)
These were taken in the early, early morning, late last fall.
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Dandelions Before the Frost #6, 2, (Actually this one’s fleabane), 5, c. 2014
Agaricus moelleri, aka Flat-topped Agaric, aka “The Prince Imposter.”
Prolific, ostentatious, attractive in that earthy way, adaptable and tempting, it strives to mimic Agaricus augustus – a sought-after edible known as The Prince that is favored for its firm flesh and almond-y perfume.
But no sweet duxelles to be had here. Much like its British buddy, The Yellow Stainer, A. moelleri will only give you a nasty case of the trots.
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Prince Imposter 3, 2, 1, 4, c. 2013
In 1881, Squaxin Island Tribe member and Mason County logger (he is always described thus) John Slocum died, and then came back to life at his own wake. Helluva party. On awakening, Slocum said he’d received instructions from heaven to renounce gambling, smoking and drinking. The following year, after deviating from this righteous path, he fell ill again; his wife got the shakes while praying for him, and he recovered. A Church is born!*
The church incorporates elements of indigenous, catholic, and protestant religious practices (but not New England shaker), and it’s early popularity naturally pissed off the tribes’ Euro-descended neighbors. Which *sigh* of course meant a ban, imprisonment of practitioners, new regulations, etc. — you know, the usual. Including this notice from the U.S. Indian Service:
It has been reported…that there are some women who are violating the Rules…and that they shake at all hours of the day and night. You will therefore tell the women quietly to stop shaking at any other times than the times specified in the rules…[Y]ou will lock them up until they agree to stop.**
Luckily, everyone got over it!
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Indian Shaker Church on the Swinomish Reservation, 3, 1, 2, 4, c. 2010
Pentax MX, Hoya HMC 70-150mm 1:3.8 zoom
* Well, ten years later, when it was formally organized after building a following all along Puget Sound.
Curlyleaf pond weed (Potamogeton crispus) looming at Egg Lake.
These are on Rollei/AGFA Superpan 200 (which is almost worth purchasing for the name alone), a “near-IR” film that I usually see named as a go-to film for technical photography and map making — which, I’m guessing, is why it managed to register water this way without any filter.
Whatever. I just like all the swirlies.
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Curlyleaf Surfacing 2 & 1, c. 2013
Rollei/AGFA Superpan 200, no filter