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.
Pathetic, I know. I'm officially joining Team Lame. I just didn't have time to go out into the woods.
Z, your picture is far superior to mine. I didn't have time to buy groceries.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.)ReplyDelete
Team Lame isn't pathetic. We just take really cheesy pictures (no offence Nicky). Oh, I see. Welcome aboard, Ziva.ReplyDelete
Even when you take a lame photo, it's an amazing shot.ReplyDelete
That's not lame. That's cool. I learned something.ReplyDelete
It looks soothing and the photo is great. Only you could make it so inviting!ReplyDelete
A washing mushroom? Well, I could use a sponge bath...ReplyDelete
I may be borderline #teamlame on this post.ReplyDelete
What is "tvattsvamp" listed in your labels?
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.ReplyDelete
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.
This is what I'm always saying to her.ReplyDelete
Well, not always. Sometimes I have to breathe.
Okay, this comment made me laugh, so bonus points for you in this non-competition.ReplyDelete
It's Swedish for "tramp stamp." Ziva visited the tattoo parlor yesterday.ReplyDelete
A washing mushroom? That's a tad funny to me :)ReplyDelete
It's a tad funny to me, too, but I try not to make fun of the sponge.ReplyDelete
It's Swedish for "grumpy old man who comment-vomits all over my blog".ReplyDelete
I'll be there in two seconds!ReplyDelete
Me, and Johnny Depp. In the shower... Sponge in hand... Soapy water running down his... Oh my.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lauren! I'm awarding you extra points today.ReplyDelete
Really? With the way you talk non stop, I wasn't so sure.ReplyDelete
:D Thanks, Dufus. Really.ReplyDelete
Dammit, foiled by my own wordiness!ReplyDelete
Hah! I'm sorry to disappoint you, Nora. Next time, I'll just lie. ;)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Well, there's a first time for everything, I guess. ;)ReplyDelete
Mike, min vän, why do you need a melon baller and a loofah?ReplyDelete
But why? You make fun of everything else ;)ReplyDelete
That sponge sees me naked. Never make fun of anything that sees you naked.ReplyDelete
Johnny Depp? What about me? Sigh. I hate mushrooms.ReplyDelete
OK, I see that now.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
You're always #1, Nicky. But can Johnny join us? Pretty please?ReplyDelete
Thank you, I needed to hear that. Now I don't feel so bad about staying in and taking photos of my sponge.ReplyDelete
How can I say no when you beg so prettily.ReplyDelete
I don't think that's lame at all. I think it's beaiutiful.ReplyDelete
Now if you want to see lame... http://www.astarinmyownuniverse.com/2013/09/05/30-days-of-photography-day-5/
I already commented on your post, and I didn't find it lame at all. A bit cluttered, perhaps, but not lame. ;)ReplyDelete
Hell no! Anyone who says it is, can suck it! The sponge, not your naked body.ReplyDelete
Lie to me! Lie to me!ReplyDelete
Again, bourbon will help with that throat problem.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Pathetic, she says. Meanwhile you lit it in a way that makes your "mushroom" look like coral. It's awesome.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oh, the sponge...
I love the story of the mushrooms and your grandfather. What lovely memories.
Also - love your take on this theme.
Thank you, Meleah. My grandfather was a wonderful man, I always think of him when I have mushrooms. :)ReplyDelete