Here is the story behind yesterday's post.
It was the day after the rain stopped and I thought a perfect opportunity to get some more photos of spider webs laced with rain drops. I hiked the mile in to my secret location where Big Red lives. I set the tripod up, reached around to remove the lens cap and snap on the lens hood. It was then I noticed...I had the WRONG lens on the camera! There I stood staring at my 70-300mm in disbelief as if I looked at it hard enough the macro lens would appear in it's place. Grrrrr! The 70-300mm works very well with close-ups and is easy to use, but I really wanted to work with the 105mm macro as I need the practice with it. So I stood there eating my apple, thinking not too kindly of myself and contemplating what to do next. I tossed the apple core, folded up the tripod and trudged back to the car. There I switched lenses and decided to not go back to my secret spot. Instead I would practice with the macro at the trail head on whatever there was. It was then, no more than 30 yards from my car, off to the left I saw these tall mushrooms unlike any I've seen hiking miles about in the forest. How many times have I walked by this spot, only an apple core toss from my car and never saw these? Dozens of times!
The following are similar to those seen before in the forest.