Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Magical World of Mushrooms
In July, most people go out in their yards looking for flowers that are blooming...for me and my shady yard, I've been on the search this week for all the mushrooms "blooming" overnight. Having a very woodsy property makes for some interesting discoveries, and the mushrooms lately have been popping up everywhere. It's fascinating to me how many different types there are.
Most of these mushrooms were within a 20X40 foot space! I've been on the hunt for fungi every morning this week. Each one is so unique - some are more plain, some are showy, some stick together in clusters, and some are solitary. Kind of like people. :)
While thinking about this post, I did a search for mushrooms because they interest me so much. I found this link to some photos by an Australian photographer named Steve Axford. He takes the most incredible photos of fungi. As I looked through his images, it struck me that mushrooms growing on the floor of the woods remind me of the strange and fascinating creatures found on the floor of the ocean. They're strange looking, and striking, and oddly beautiful in a way that makes you gasp. Click HERE to see his amazing photography of fungi at Bored Panda. Gorgeous!
I'm linking up with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday today...for the last image above, I used her "Touch of 1" at Multiply/74%. I have even more mushroom photos that I'll share in a later post. Thank you for stopping by!