30 September 2010

In the detail? Only in the myth.

Hmph! Like those supposedly complacent frogs, another myth should be exposed, for it only gives false hope.

No matter how close I look, I can't even find a little fiend.

People not looking for devils might want to know what the crumpety thing is. It's the spore side of the bracket fungus Phaeotrametes decipiens, a species said to be found (this specimen complied) on casuarinas (otherwise known as she-oak ). She-oaks are named that way to test us. They are the trees that people from other continents think on sight, are pines, having what foreigners call needles, and also cones that are not cones. Casuarinas hold their laughter as well as their scent.

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