Hello again 😀 Early winter is here and most of the leaves of the deciduous trees have dropped and begun the cycle of decay that will provide nourishment for next year. Whilst walking last weekend I saw these yellow leaves lying among the decaying leaf litter making a striking contrast that caught my eye 🙂
I hope everyone is well. We’re now into late autumn, the last of the deciduous trees are in their wonderful colours, days are getting much shorter and the misty mornings are plentiful. One day last week we had very heavy fog and I spied these little grasses which had gone to seed sparkling in the rising sun. Enjoy 🙂
This tiny toadstool standing in front of a much larger one that had been knocked over in a shaft of sunlight caught my attention. I love the rhythm of nature – as one falls, something else emerges in it’s place to take advantage of the energy of the sun.
My second post from the pine plantation – the light was difficult as it was very dark with bright patches of sunlight and as everything was so low to the ground I had to hand hold hence the ISO is high. In the hole of the right hand toadstool is a tiny orange maggot – a home and a meal in one 🙂
It’s late autumn here, we have had rain and so the fungi are out 🙂 🙂 Today I went again to the pine plantation to see what was there and ended up taking lots of pairs of toadstools images. This is the first of a mini series of posts – I hope you enjoy!
Autumn is the time for fungi which I love, but it has been very dry here so the fungi are not as abundant as usual. We did have some rain last week and so I searched through the pine plantation and did find a few. This one was upside down, broken by some creature – I was drawn by the texture of the decaying gills and the numerous tiny bugs feasting away – the wonderful cycle of nature 🙂
This is the second in my mini series of autumn fungi from the pine plantation floor. This one most people will know as a ‘fly agaric’ or Amanita muscaria. The image from yesterday is, I believe, a more mature example. As I’m sure for many, this to me conjures up childhood imaginings from fairy tale books. Taken in late afternoon light 🙂