Mushrooms and Novica!

tis a rainy season
inspiring fruit of the earth
to rise through the dirt
bathing in gentle forest light

some a gourmet delight!
(above) the highly sought after Morel

two always catch my eye
like friends
or lovers

squirrels carry mushrooms into trees.... 
such a treat for me to find!

Once again, our friends at Novica,
in association with National Geographic
would like to give my wonderful blog friends a gift for appreciating natural beauty, our natural world and hand crafted arts.

 I chose the above earrings as a gift. 
They are lovely, well made and came in a beautiful handmade box!
The winner of my random drawing with receive a
$50 gift 
certificate to spend as they wish at Novica.

perhaps in one of these catagories:

simply leave a comment to be included in the give away
if you would like to leave me a mushroom message
but no gift certificate
simply say "no gift"
the winner will be chosen June 18,2012


  1. Isn't it extraordinary how some of these delightful beauties can be lethal? Your macros are wondrous!

  2. Luscious photos Tammie. No need to put me in the drawing, just happy to see your beautiful work!

  3. little gems make wonderful photos - AND a giveaway! Count me IN, Dear

    Aloha from Waikiki,
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >

  4. Did I tell you my maternal grand ma's village got so drunk with the mushroom, they were "dead " for 3 days except my grandma, because her ferocious mum in law won't let her eat any, like cook. Grand ma always joked, I wish the tigress had died.

    Count me in too.

  5. AnonymousJune 12, 2012

    A couple of years ago my wife and I gathered several pounds of morel mushrooms in the woods a few miles from where we live. We invited people over to share in the feast.

  6. AnonymousJune 12, 2012

    A couple of years ago my wife and I gathered several pounds of morel mushrooms in the woods a few miles from where we live. We invited people over to share in the feast.

  7. Beautiful mushrooms you got. Great job. Love your walking in the wood.
    Greetings from Hilda

  8. Passei para uma visitinha.
    Muito lindo o seu blog com fotografias encantadoras.
    Boa continuação da semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.


  9. Mushrooms!! We've been having a lot of rain, shrooms are starting to pop up everywhere. Beautiful. Love the squirrel storage shelf!

  10. I had to giggle at the squirrel storage shelf too. And the morel - wow! We used to find them all over the place here, but not for many years. This year we had one growing right outside the front door, though!

    I always feel that the mushrooms have personalities, and can't resist photographing nearly every one I see! My mushroom file is nearly full!!!

  11. That highly-sought mushroom is too beautiful to eat! I didn't know squirrels snack on them. I have learned plenty here today.

    And your taste in earrings is fab!

  12. Lovely images. I especially like the image of the mushroom in the tree. Also, I would love to be included in the Novica drawing!

  13. Oh what a beautiful series of photos. I agree with Sandy.. it's too beautiful to eat. Unless they're as good as everyone says. ;) This is a lovely giveaway. Thanks for holding it.

  14. That morel made my mouth water. How I love to gather and eat wild mushrooms. If we don't get some rain soon there won't be any shrooms come fall.

    As much as I love jewelry I find that handmade box even more intriguing. I'm in for your giveaway.

  15. Hi Tammie, I am sitting up at a ridiculously early hour, trying to write school reports. I have taken time to come and wander along your forest floor and now feel better for the change of scene.

    Aren't fungi lovely. They are such amazing organisms. Thanks for being there, you are a tonic for the spirit.
    C xxx

  16. incredible macro work, Tammie...some, i have never seen before!

  17. AnonymousJune 13, 2012

    That most beautiful mushrooms! Some do not know dear friend! Tammie, I love your spirit, you're a great person. Kisses friend!

  18. TL - you are having such fun discovering the beauty that comes from decay and moisture. I just love the little one with the lattice-work. And that squirrel storage - it made me smile - I didn't know they did that. (no gift required). Thanks for sharing these gems. Go well. B

  19. AnonymousJune 13, 2012

    it's been rainy here too for dayyyyys! I'm dying to go explore the forest later today once the pouring slows down & see what I might discover. For now, I explore through your eyes, thank-you Tammie for sharing your world so generously ;-)

    ps, just spent an inordinate amount of time browsing Novica....bookmarked!

  20. Bellas tomas de hongos, muy sorprendente la segunga. No regalo.


  21. Wow..spectacular mushroom adventures..gorgeous photos..lovely souls!Another fabulous eye-feast..truly beautiful!

  22. Excelentes macros de belos Cogumelos....

  23. Such wondrous photos... so magical I kept expecting to see little people hiding in the shot somewhere. These really made me smile!

  24. AnonymousJune 13, 2012

    No gift for me, please, but I love these photos! On a hike a few days ago I collected a half pound of morels; yum!

  25. AnonymousJune 14, 2012

    Wow - that morel is amazing. Such lovely pics.. and those earrings are gorgeous!

  26. Wonderful fungi images Tammie! Fabulous Morel!! Such interesting texture the honeycomb covering conveys.

  27. oh how i love to watch the mushrooms pop their heads up...and push that dirt out of their way!!

    that second mushroom is amazing!! wow!! it looks like a gem with filigree work around it!!

  28. especially the second one.... beautiful structures

  29. especially the second one.... beautiful structures

  30. Love your mushrooms. We have boring looking ones, but yours are so intriguing. Love the second one especially.

  31. this is the best season in the woods and I love your impressions so much! wish you a beautiful weekend my dear friend,

    cordially -isabella

  32. Wonderful mushroom photographs! In nature everything is always perfect, to the smallest details!

  33. Delicious and gorgeous, it's like I can feel the smell of the fresh ground of woods and mushrooms, on a rainy day.. :)

    We're having heavy rain today.. but the sun is glimmering behind the clouds, fighting to strech out its glorious wings.. but rain is also good I think, the air and the smell is always so fresh after rain.. :)

  34. °`♥✿✿⊱╮

    Bom fim de semana!

  35. I'm waiting for a little gnome to peek from behind one of those gems. Tiny masterpieces! Gues what I finally found - well actually my 4 year old grandson found it. A gift to me!

  36. Love the poetry and the pictures to follow :-)

  37. What amazing mushrooms you found! Such works of art nature gives us. I am ever so grateful.
    Sweet giveaway, please DO include me. Thanks.

  38. Beautiful shots of all the mushrooms! I never knew you had another blog!!1 I'll be visiting more often. I love Nature shots!!!!

  39. I like your photography too! Your photos enhance your story and together are a delight, thank you.

    Oh, yes please enter me in your give away. THANKS!

  40. AnonymousJune 18, 2012

    beautiful and the second picture looks like a alien mushroom ;)


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