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Sulfur Polypore
September 2019
Beside a seasonal creek, a sulfur polypore blooms.
This one usually appears every September.
A tight fold where two lobes expanded and met.
It reminds me of the meeting of two techtonic plates.
(The Pacific plate slides under the Continential plate: oceans are heavier than continents.)
What I found fascinating was seeing such a defined "foot" extending from inside the tree.
This "foot" taps into the heartwood of the tree drawing nutrients that sustain it.
As a polypore matures, the undersides of its lobes "sweat" a clear liquid.
Wonder what it tastes like?
A happy time, for the emergence of this polypore announces the Autumnal season.
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