Sunday, July 10, 2011

'Shroom With A View



My yard work on Saturday revealed a crop of mushrooms.

(Note: My yard is not exactly what one would call the woods, as per Sunday Scribblings Prompt #275, but it can come close. Here in Florida, the birds poop trees that spring up in short order. I recently had several removed because they encroached on wires and roof, to the point of deforming gutters. My place ends up looking like an extension of Withlacoochie State Forest if left unchecked.)

Behind the mushroom above, you can see the oak that Mary had grown from an acorn dropped in 2003. (Click here for a full shot of the tree in our side yard, taken a bit over a year ago.)

Here's a close-up of the underside of the cap:



Not far away, closer to our volunteer saltbushes, was this specimen:





And this one:



Swing to the front yard, where these grow in the shade of loropetalum:





A volunteer cherry tree grows by the back porch. I daresay it is feeding many birds right now:



This shot is admittedly overexposed, but I like the look of it. Here's the same thing with edge effects added, and with brightness, contrast, and gamma tweaked:



The same view, photographed with a more realistic exposure setting:


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3 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

What lovely pictures. I love seeing mushrooms in a yard, especially when so hardy as the on in the first picture. It is amazing how they just find their way through the ground and make a statement.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Brianna said...

Those are beautiful pictures! You've got some fantastic fungi in your yard! :^)

11:25 PM  
Blogger Kim Nelson said...

what wondrous photography. You might like my formal little piece:
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/07/11/isnt-it-ironic/

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