Under the Birch Tree

I went to visit my paper birch tree
spied bright lemon yellow
what could that be?
Wow, a yellow mushroom!
There are three. 

I am enjoying carrying a mirror
so that I can see what mushrooms look like underneath 
without picking them.

I believe they are Yellow Swamp Russula
if you think they are something else, let me know.

Indian pipe are beginning to rise through the earth
such wonderfully interesting plants

found some other wonderful characters
with their super wide lower stems:

I am told they are Field Blewit's
I think of them as little beings.

mornings have been colder than my ponds water
creating wonderful mist dances:

this morning I had fawns in my yard, so cute

this mamma had triplets
maybe some day I will get a photo of all three
sometimes it is hard to leave home
so much happens here


  1. These pictures are breathtaking!


  2. Fascinating textures on the fungi. Cute deer and fawn, and I love the light in that second to last shot!

  3. What a treasure! It looks like you live near a fairy forest. Whenever I see mushrooms I think of Peter Pan and the mushrooms above ground were the chimneys for the Lost Boys!

  4. You have revealed such magic!

  5. wonderful photographs. love the indian pipe. and the mirror is a great idea.. the reflection is like a little trip into the fairy realms. magical.

  6. Absolutely beautiful!

  7. Oh my. Thank you for this beauty. All this beauty.

  8. WOW. From magical colonies of mushrooms to MISTY ponds, I can see that your garden area Tammie Lee is as spell binding as mine. Isn't nature the best teacher?

    Gosh this is glorious, and with your black template, it makes all your musings even more striking with a nocturnal sense of wonder and wandering. Thank you for visiting!

  9. Those mushrooms are amazing. And triplets! I have seen twins, but never 3.

  10. Wow...these mushrooms are incredibly beautiful! Love the ethereal mist rising over the pond....and the sweet deer.
    Thank you for sharing the beauty Tammie.

    Enjoy your evening,

  11. Such beautiful photos of your world. Love those yellow mushrooms :) Thanks for sharing.

  12. The Indian Pipes made me realize that I need to get out more than I have lately. I've been missing them.
    That's a gorgeous photo of the doe and her fawn. There's nothing prettier!

  13. Dear Tammie - You showed us such fantastic encounters around you, with fungi, mist dance, and the fawn. Carrying a mirror is a nice idea. In Nara Park, not only fawns but also mothers wear reddish coat with spots as their summer coat. Look forward to the photo of the deer family.


  14. Wow - wonderful photos of your world.
    Happy day Tammie

  15. It is a good idea to carry the mirror! Thank you for letting us look the underneath of the mushroom! Very beautiful.
    I admire your careful observation around you. Have a food day.

  16. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty in your part of the world. I would love to walk outside and see a fawn.
    Wishing you a peaceful week.

  17. Another knock out series of photos. Those little brown mushrooms remind me of stacked rocks. I hope you don't mind that I am going to steal your mirror idea.

  18. Oh my goodness, so much beauty! I love all of these photos, and that you carry a mirror! Good idea!

  19. A great idea to carry a small mirror. I like those mushroom photos. Who can resist the mist and those fawns? Hope they aren't eating your flowers.

  20. Your photos take my breath away....

    Thank you so much, for sharing them.

    Luna Crone


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