A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


There were other types of mushrooms near the Oyster bed.  It is difficult for me to convey their size so hopefully by comparing them to the surrounding leaves, pine needles and moss fronds you can get an idea.

The macro lens is the trickiest of my lenses to use. 
Only with continued practice will I learn to use it well.

These little guys are probably three to four times the size of the head of a pin. 
Maybe about the size of a BB for a BB gun.

These flies enjoy roosting on the mushrooms and don't seem to mind my presence. 
It is as if they are on a mushroom high and oblivious to everything around them.
He kind of looks to be sitting on a snowy slope with evergreens hanging low.


biebkriebels said...

You made some really beautiful pictures. I can almost see the tiny dwarfs sitting under their roofs.

Sharon M said...

They really are beautiful photos. Those mushrooms look like something out of a storybook.

TexWisGirl said...

loved your title and your 'snow bunny' fly. :)

grammie g said...

Hi John...Amazing things that pop up out of no where it seems, those Moreshrooms ; )
I think some tiny fairies should be sliding on the snow slope!!
Love the first one!!

Judy said...

The capture with the fly is my favourite!!
DD the biologist says that is club moss, not evergreen. She gave me the same correction...

Fun60 said...

I hope this isn't the start of a love affair with fungi.

Carole M. said...

delightful captures John and the finale is almost a one-in-a-million. It does indeed look like the snowy description

Chris said...

Hi John, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

MELI. said...

loving on the shrooms posts :))

Randy said...

The first few look like little umbrellas.