from The Earth Path by Starhawk, 2004, p 172
|My network of mycorrhizal fungi.|
Before bumping into the above passage years ago, I'd never know of mycorrhizal fungi existence. To think this is how trees and plants communicate! Like a forest internet carrying not only information, but also an exchange of nutrients. Digging around in my woods, I've found mycorrhizal fungi. While it does go deep, it's not too hard to find near the surface of a healthy wooded area. I can only imagine the gossip these woods exchange.
Some image searching of mycorrhizal on the web encouraged me to incorporate this happy fungi in the Snake and Tree painting still lurking on the easel. The painting seems to be one of change, transformation, dissolution, connection, composting . . . I let my thinnest brush create a network of fungus around the tree's roots. It was soothing, meditative work.
|The first coat.|
|Bennie caught tonight's sunset.|