spotlight on fungus: part I

266/365: fungus

blog092715_fungus

It seems conditions lately have been perfect for sprouting a plethora of fungi. Everywhere we go, we are greeting with fascinating specimens growing on, in, and under tree trunks. This one was really ready for its close-up, lit by a single shaft of sunlight on the shadowy forest floor.

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april showers

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday was gray and raw with a much-needed April shower.

Reflections never fail me! I stood out in the rain just long enough to glimpse our budding silver maple in the mirrored puddles. I thought it made a good contrast to yesterday’s brilliant yellow-green sugar maple buds.

blog042515_rainy day deck113/365: rainy day deck reflection

now showing

Playing with shadows two days in a row means two consecutive days of sunshine! This silhouette was so strong and clear, it was like someone came along and painted the tree on the side of the house. The best part  was that I’d never noticed it before, making we wonder if it was a rare and special occurrence or if I just hadn’t been paying attention.

blog012415_tree shadow23/365: tree silhouette with window