Time & Shelf

Now and Then #1

 Fifteen Years Service Award from late in 1995; a battery powered clock. At some point the second hand fell off.

Today’s photo1: Fifteen year service award from late in 1995; a battery powered clock. At some point the second hand fell off. Over 22 years after receiving it, though, the clock keeps on “ticking.”

Shelf fungus on a tree. Seven Hollows Trail, Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

Photo Favorite2: Shelf fungus on a tree. Seven Hollows Trail, Petit Jean State Park3, Arkansas

Shelf fungus, also called bracket fungus, basidiomycete that forms shelflike sporophores (spore-producing organs). Shelf fungi are commonly found growing on trees or fallen logs in damp woodlands. They can severely damage cut lumber and stands of timber.4


  1. Today’s Photo is a photo that is almost always taken the day of the blog post.  In some instances, posts may be backdated if internet access is not available on the day of the photo or other reasons prevent posting Now and Then.
  2. Photo Favorite is a randomly selected older photograph from a batch of photos specifically “curated” for Now and Then.
  3. Petit Jean State Park website – “Petit Jean State Park is an Arkansas icon, a state natural and historic treasure that has welcomed travelers over the decades. The natural beauty and ancient geology of legendary Petit Jean Mountain inspired the creation of Arkansas’s first state park, and with it our state park system.”
  4. Shelf Fungus – Encyclopædia Britannica
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