February 14, 2008

Little Brown Mushrooms

Bird watchers have an informal catch phrase, Little Brown Birds, or LBBs, for any one of those small nondistinct birds that are tough to identify at a quick glance and without noting the subtle distinctions. There's a similar shorthand for fungus, and today I am featuring some unidentified but awesome little brown mushrooms found growing on a fallen tree. The hiking trail they grew along is part of what is known, also informally, as the river hills, so here is "River Hills Mushrooms":

It's a very restrained color palette but it seemed appropriate. The fabrics are nicely textured wools, silks, and heavy cottons; there's a couched thread and hand beadwork. Here's a detail:

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