Do you ever walk outside, camera in hand, and try to see things in a new way? It is something I ought to do more often, as it usually ends up being one of the most enjoyable things I do that day. Here in late January, things can sometimes look rather bleak and cold as everything is hibernating or dormant for a while. So as I wondered what to post today, I came across these photos of mushrooms I took some time ago. It resulted in a lot of putting the camera directly on the ground and snapping photos without actually seeing the subject in the viewfinder. This, of course, resulted in many odd and out of focus photos, but it also resulted in a few good ones. I am amazed at the textures and details hidden underneath those smooth tops.
Looking at these photos later, I was thinking about a favorite childhood movie, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”. 🙂
All of these were taken in my front yard and vary in size from a pea to the size of a quarter. The last two brilliant yellow ones are near Lake Superior and were almost the size of a baseball. They were breathtaking…for a fungi. 😉
Hope you like them. Thanks for looking.
…As an afterthought, I decided to stick these in, too. These mushrooms (probably what I think of as toadstools) were big, almost as big as my foot.
Aren’t those ridges underneath interesting? 🙂