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Morning all.
n pic
You take my picture and I’ll take yours.
n dog1
Yeah, that’s it, the idea is not to get your bottom wet!
N barn
Barn Owl.
n bear 2
Nah, it’s not that cold and the salmon is really good.
n blue mycena mushroom
Blue Mycena Mushroom.
n cow
Nothing like a nice beach holiday, wouldn’t you agree?
n faroes
n f
Handsome, aren’t I?
n pink poppies
Pretty in Pink.
n fin swan
Finnair announce the departure of…
n jumping
I’m training for the high jump in the Oceana Olymoics.
n lion 7
It must be Love, Love, Love.
n koala
A boy and his bear… well not really a bear.
n rh
This is what I’ll look like when I grow up.
n goaty
Aren’t I the most handsome black and white animal on Soppy Sunday today?
n mummy
Sometimes, you just need a cuddle.
n thailand
n wake up, it's breakfast time for burds
Hey, wake up, lazy bones. Birds get hungry in the morning.
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Well, that’s it. I’m gonna make a quick getaway while my mummy’s sleeping. Adventures to be had. See you next week.


21 thoughts on “SOPPY SUNDAY”

  1. The translucent blue Mycena mushroom was striking.
    It occurred to me that if you add the letter “e” on the end, you have the pre-classical Greek civilization that Homer wrote about and Heinrich Schliemann excavated in the 1870’s (during the period that he excavated the site of Troy at Hissarlik, and after having had a career as something of a con-man in gold-rush California in the 1850’s.)

    So, a mushroom connection with Mycenaean Greece? Wiki says so:

    “Mycenae (Ancient Greek: Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece.”

    “Although the citadel [of Mycenae] was built by Greeks, the name Mukanai is thought not to be Greek but rather one of the many pre-Greek place names inherited by the immigrant Greeks. Legend has it that the name was connected to the Greek word mycēs (μύκης, “mushroom”). Thus, Pausanias ascribes the name to the legendary founder Perseus, who was said to have named it either after the cap (mykēs) of the sheath of his sword, or after a mushroom he had plucked on the site.”

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      1. LOL Tris………Yes, it’s truly a wonderful resource. 😉
        Thanks to a college course by a history professor who specialized in the bronze age Mycenaean Greeks, I thought of Mycenae as soon as I saw “Mycena interrupta”, the little blue mushroom. Although that professor bore down hard on Heinrich Schliemann and the beginnings of modern archaeology in his digs at Mycenae and at Hissarlik in Turkey (the site of Troy,) he never mentioned that Schliemann had earlier spent time in gold-rush California. Wikipedia to the rescue! Heinrich Schliemann knew Homer like the back of his hand and believed passionately in the historicity of the Homeric stories and locations.

        There’s also the question of whether the Mycena genus of mushrooms, and the often brightly colored Mycena Interrupta in particular, are edible. Wiki says that some Mycena species are edible and some are not, and that not much is really known about the subject. So eating them is apparently something of a crap shoot. 😉


        1. Interesting man, Danny.

          I was certainly led to believe that the Iliad was based on fact.

          The mushrooms seem to come in all colours. A rather pretty pink one, But reading that some are slimy, some smell of chlorine and some have a latex sort of emission when cut, I think I’ll skip putting them in the stew I’m making!

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          1. Tris……As Panda Paws said, that blue color is pretty, but it would make me wary of eating it.

            As I understand it, although the Homeric legend and the historicity of the city of Troy and the Trojan War was not universally accepted in Schliemann’s time, his and later excavations have established level “Troy VII” of the mound at Hisarlik to be the city of the Trojan War.

            Sort of amazing that a more or less authentic story was transmitted to the classical Greeks by Homer, who (if he was an actual person) wrote the story centuries before classical Greece, about the bronze age Mycenaean Greeks who lived at least 400 years before his (Homer’s) own time.



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  2. The critters are nice too.
    I liked the bird and the squirrel. I wonder which one owns the nice camera.
    Always love Heilan Coos!

    Thinking of Australia and environs, has Soppy Sunday ever had a nice picture of a Tasmanian Devil?

    (“Taz” made it big in American cinema BTW.)

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  3. oh those were wonderful. Like Danny, I thought the mushroom was stunning, never seen anything like it. I’m sure it must be poisonous as blue things in nature generally are.

    I’m very confused by the squirrel, it seems to have an identity crisis, grey body and red extremities. Has one of those American imports had its wicked way with a native squirrel?

    Anyway lovely kitties, stunning owl and a couple of the cutest orang utan babies ever. Life utterly re-affirmed (Copyright Ed)

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    1. I’m glad life is reaffirmed.

      I’m not sure about the multicoloured squirrel… Very odd character, but he’s a photographer, and you know what these artistic sorts are like!!!

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      1. Red squirrels vary quite widely in colour. Most in Britain are predominantly red(dish) but can vary from black to red across Eurasia. In winter some red squirrels coats are distinctly grey (they shed their coats twice a year). Still cute though 🙂

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  4. Tris, I too was amazed by the beautiful Blue Mycena mushroom – it almost looks as if it’s made from glass. The world of fungi is fascinating and so diverse. As I wander through woods, as I occasionally do, I never cease to be amazed by the variety and number of fungi from tiny jelly-like growths on dead wood to huge bracket fungi as hard as stone to the touch. Yes, looking at fungi you see some very strange things. I also have it on good authority that some people see even stranger things after eating some fungi 😵🍄

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