Warm and misty on the beach creates surreal lighting
Janie's Tea Room
Isle of Arran
Tel: 01770 302874
After the beating that Scotland has endured since the start of 2015, this mornings blue skies and sunshine must have been welcomed with a huge smile from Arran Islanders north and south, and all points in between. To compliment this day, our icing on the proverbial cake arrived dramatically overnight, with a coating of snow on the major peaks. On the wall of the bridge at the top of the String road, the untouched flakes combine to measure some four or five inches in depth.
What is a Fungus?
A fungus is any member of a large group of organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds (British English: moulds), as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, Fungi, which is separate from plants, animals, protists, and bacteria. One major difference is that fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin, unlike the cell walls of plants and some protists, which contain cellulose, and unlike the cell walls of bacteria. These and other differences show that the fungi form a single group of related organisms, named the Eumycota (true fungi or Eumycetes), that share a common ancestor (is a monophyletic group). Genetic studies have shown that fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants.
Thank you Wikipedia!
Jacqueline and Geoff moved to the beautiful Isle of Arran in 2012, and have been visiting since 1998.