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Thursday, September 5, 2013

30 Days of Photographs IV: Mushroom

Welcome to Day 5 of 30 Days of What The Fuck Were We Thinking. The linky thing can be found at the bottom, along with MikeWJ's dirty socks, and my sanity.


Day 5: Mushroom

This time of year, the forests of Finland are full of mushrooms. When my grandfather was still alive, he would spend hours in the woods, picking mushrooms for us. He never ate any himself, but I grew up loving them. My grandfather is gone now, and all his secret mushroom spots are forgotten. Still, it would've been very easy for me to go out into the woods and take a photo of a mushroom. But I assume we're going to be seeing a lot of mushroom photos today, so I decided to go another route.

This is a natural sea sponge from the Mediterranean, or, as we say in Swedish, a washing mushroom.

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Pathetic, I know. I'm officially joining Team Lame. I just didn't have time to go out into the woods.








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49 comments:

  1. Z, your picture is far superior to mine. I didn't have time to buy groceries.

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  2. When I saw your photo my first thought was that it looked like a sponge. I thought perhaps this was some rare Finnish mushroom that imitates sea sponges. Then I read your description and I was kinda bummed that it wasn't a sponge-looking mushroom but just a sponge.

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  3. You'll never be lame enough for #TEAMLAME, Ziva. (Maybe, if you hadn't added the interesting explanation... but that made it totally un-lame.)

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  4. Team Lame isn't pathetic. We just take really cheesy pictures (no offence Nicky). Oh, I see. Welcome aboard, Ziva.

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  5. Even when you take a lame photo, it's an amazing shot.

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  6. That's not lame. That's cool. I learned something.

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  7. It looks soothing and the photo is great. Only you could make it so inviting!

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  8. A washing mushroom? Well, I could use a sponge bath...

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  9. I may be borderline #teamlame on this post.


    What is "tvattsvamp" listed in your labels?

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  10. mikewjattoomanymorningsSeptember 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    So I looked up the word tvättsvamp, and got this use of the word in the following sentence: Jag måste hämta en tvättsvamp. That apparently means "I need a melon baller and a loofah," which is probably the funniest sentence I've ever read. Also, coincidentally, I do need a melon baller and a loofah. In another coincidence, the sentence uses one of the few Swedish words I happen to know, Jag.

    I love your photo, Ziva. I haven't seen a real sponge since I was kid and lived with my grandmother in England. I was fascinated by them then, and I still am. I know you were scrambling for something, anything to post, but you photographed it well and black and white was a perfect choice for it.

    Tack.

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  11. mikewjattoomanymorningsSeptember 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Ahem...

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  12. mikewjattoomanymorningsSeptember 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    This is what I'm always saying to her.

    Well, not always. Sometimes I have to breathe.

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  13. mikewjattoomanymorningsSeptember 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Okay, this comment made me laugh, so bonus points for you in this non-competition.

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  14. mikewjattoomanymorningsSeptember 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    It's Swedish for "tramp stamp." Ziva visited the tattoo parlor yesterday.

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  15. A washing mushroom? That's a tad funny to me :)

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  16. It's a tad funny to me, too, but I try not to make fun of the sponge.

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  17. It's Swedish for "grumpy old man who comment-vomits all over my blog".

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  18. I'll be there in two seconds!

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  19. Me, and Johnny Depp. In the shower... Sponge in hand... Soapy water running down his... Oh my.

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  20. Thank you, Lauren! I'm awarding you extra points today.

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  21. Really? With the way you talk non stop, I wasn't so sure.

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  22. Dammit, foiled by my own wordiness!

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  23. Hah! I'm sorry to disappoint you, Nora. Next time, I'll just lie. ;)

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  24. Neither did I... I'm sure I'll manage to buy some groceries come October, though. Until then, I'll have to live on love and air and praise for my photos.

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  25. Well, there's a first time for everything, I guess. ;)

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  26. Mike, min vän, why do you need a melon baller and a loofah?

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  27. But why? You make fun of everything else ;)

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  28. That sponge sees me naked. Never make fun of anything that sees you naked.

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  29. Johnny Depp? What about me? Sigh. I hate mushrooms.

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  30. Ziva, as it happens, taking a walk in the woods made no difference in my being able to find a mushroom so I'm calling your photo brilliant.

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  31. You're always #1, Nicky. But can Johnny join us? Pretty please?

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  32. Thank you, I needed to hear that. Now I don't feel so bad about staying in and taking photos of my sponge.

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  33. How can I say no when you beg so prettily.

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  34. I don't think that's lame at all. I think it's beaiutiful.

    Now if you want to see lame... http://www.astarinmyownuniverse.com/2013/09/05/30-days-of-photography-day-5/



    :-)
    Traci

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  35. I already commented on your post, and I didn't find it lame at all. A bit cluttered, perhaps, but not lame. ;)

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  36. Hell no! Anyone who says it is, can suck it! The sponge, not your naked body.

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  37. Again, bourbon will help with that throat problem.

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  38. Okay, Ziva, you have pissed me off royally. Or is that royally pissed me off? Whatever. I'm pissed. I was enjoying slouching my way through this non-contest and then you post the BEST photo of the whole damn thing. That really pisses me off. Now I have to try harder. Dang you, Ziva!

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  39. Pathetic, she says. Meanwhile you lit it in a way that makes your "mushroom" look like coral. It's awesome.

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  40. I'm just royally pissed. That's British for drunk. I had some champagne earlier. Let's have some more and slouch our way into tomorrow, because I have no idea for Seven.

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  41. Awww.... Ziva!

    I love the story of the mushrooms and your grandfather. What lovely memories.

    Also - love your take on this theme.

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  42. Thank you, Meleah. My grandfather was a wonderful man, I always think of him when I have mushrooms. :)

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