Sycamore Bark

The American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is a splendid tree with a curious habit of shedding its bark in huge chunks. The result on a mature tree is often a very smooth surface mottled all over with decorative patterns. These trees are in the Smithfield East End Cemetery in Squirrel Hill.

Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS.

Orange Mushrooms

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Old Pa Pitt is not a mushroom expert. He believes these to be Mycena leaiana, but any correspondent is invited to correct (or confirm) his identification. The ones below are a little past their prime, but still decorative.

Camera: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

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