8.06.2018

Spots and Dots


a week ago
I found this mushroom rising through the earth
a splash of dirty color:


I visited it and photographed it every day
It took 7 days from beginning to end


it was the only mushroom around


it was a fun and interesting thing to do


out in the back meadow 
the grasses are now taller than I
and 
they are speckled with ladybugs


this is the first summer that I have seen so many of these 
little gem-like bugs


this seasons fawns are quite dapper in their spots


sharing a scattering of spots and dots 
from my forest
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26 comments:

  1. You would think that all the time over all the years I have spent in every environment nature serves up I would have thought to do what you did with the fungus. What a great idea!! I am sure that watching it grow day by day was fascinating and you have a photographic record of it. Kudos to you for ingenuity!

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    1. Let me know if you ever decide to do this. I enjoy checking in with many things in nature and watching their lives unfold. Often a mushroom gets eaten before I get to see it grow. Darn and drat. This one I was lucky, it is poisonous for us ( I believe) so maybe most critters could not eat it. Though in the end all sorts of bugs got to it and someone broke it and after it dried out the rest was taken away. Perhaps by a squirrel.

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  2. the brilliant red toadstool is such a find,, I have only found them a very few times and its always a treat because like you said they are such a beautiful splash of color,, your photos fed my soul today, they are subjects I know well.

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    1. Thank you so much for enjoying them. Once I was in NZ and the forest was FULL of these amanitas! It was so fun to see.

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  3. A red Mushroom! I thought they only existed in gift shops!

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    1. Ah, they came to gift shops long after they appeared in nature.

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  4. Beautiful pictures. We have a very similar toadstool here in Scotland. I wonder if it is the same species.

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  5. what a lovely view, so unlike the city here. thank you for sharing these.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you for enjoying them Lissa. Yes, it is quite different here than a city.

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  6. The mushrooms!!!! Simply wonderful.

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    1. Thank you for enjoying them Linda.

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  7. Nature is - when we pause to pay attention - a divine teacher. And artist!

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    1. I so agree, so much to learn and enjoy.

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  8. A lovely thing to do - to photograph the mushroom this way and share the experience.
    ....and nothing wanted to eat it!
    Thank you Tammie...
    Ruby

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    1. It really was fun and interesting to visit it each day. Usually mushrooms disappear quite fast, food for someones belly. Someone took it once it dried out.

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  9. Love that you shared photos of the forest. That is such a great idea to photograph the mushroom every day from beginning to end. I have never seen a red mushroom in real life. Lovely macro captures. The fawns are dapper indeed, the sun dappled photo is really beautiful.

    -Soma

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  10. These are true works of art.
    I especially love your first "spots and dots"
    photo. Nicely done.

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  11. That was a very fun series to see how a mushroom grows. I always find it to be amazing that they can push up through the dirt with so much force! I love the spotted ladybugs and fawns too!

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  12. I love, love, love the opening photo and how you followed this from the spot in the ground. Great eyes on you to spot that. Always looking. And speaking of spots, those fawns are adorable!

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  13. Beautiful, gentle fawns and colourful ladybugs and watching mushrooms grow and then disappear! Beautiful photography, Tammie, as ever!

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  14. I love seeing Nature through your eyes and your lens. The life of the mushroom is fascinating. The ladybug macros are awesome.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie