Our Spell of Rain has Broken

near sunset
sunlight poured through a parting of clouds
alpine glow happened on this handful of trees

in the cloak of the forest
witch's butter oozes from old wood
( Dacrymyces chrysospermus)

I found my first teeny tiny
sphere thrower fungi
(see that clear jelly ball? it gets thrown from it's cup)

above is another view of this tiny scene
(Sphaerobolus stellatus, sphere thrower)

the fungi continue to pop up 
(Suillus Grevillei, tamarack Jack)

a friend, spur of the moment, took us up in his plane
autumn looked beautiful from the sky!
Thank you Bill!


  1. Such stunning photographs, nature so perfectly captured in a moment in time. I feel refreshed. Thank you. x

  2. These photos produce joy to see them , the last delight.
    Have a good one, Tammie.


  3. Such interesting fungi. I have been trying to learn more about those that we get here and I don't recognise yours at all. They are very unusual. Amazing views as ever.

    1. I enjoy studying and looking for mushrooms. There is so much to learn. It is easier to figure out what mushroom you have by the trees it is growing near as they are in relationship. Also the more you look, the more you see and you might find you have interesting and colorful mushrooms too.

  4. You live in such a wonderful and magical environment, Tammie. The lighting in that first shot is just wonderful and how fascinating is the sphere thrower fungi? Amazing! You even got a ride in a plane to look down on all this beauty! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. The most simple are sometimes the most complex. Thank you for this macro look at the tiny things I might never see. I'm amazed by Natures intricacy and beauty.

  6. Oh Tammie, this is so incredibly, almost unbearably beautiful. Thank you!

  7. ♥ You've made my heart smile this morning.

  8. It's good to see nice weather up your way. I love the rain, but a little sun is welcome.

    You've done a great job identifying and photographing some of the fungi! I was unaware of the sphere thrower fungi; now I will look for them.

  9. I can't get over the witches butter! How wild!

  10. "Witches butter" sounds wonderful - the mind boggles at the magical possibilities!
    Fabulous landscape....
    Lovely photos!


  11. So beautiful!!! may I ask where you live and photograph? the landscapes all look heart wrenchingly beautiful and I should very much love to go there.
    keep up the lovely photographic art :) xx

    1. hello,

      Thank you for enjoying Mazrah.
      I am in NW Montana, US. It is a beautiful and wild area with deep seasons that effect our days and nights.

      I tried to visit your blog, but it says it no longer exists.

    2. Wow, lovely. :) i do intend to travel the states at some point within the next few years. ah that is worrying! i recently changed the URL. do you know how i can sort this out by any chance? all this stuff confuses me, haha! I thought it would automatically update to the new URL!

    3. I am sorry, I really have no experience in that. Maybe update your google + page with your new blog address. But that is a hassle for people to go and search out. Wishing you the best with that.

  12. Es un placer pasar por su blog Feliz Domingo Saludos

  13. Beautiful!!!!! Thanks for more autumn charm, it is already winter in my region.
    Have a great week!
    With best wishes,

    1. swow, already winter for you. We did have one snow, but it only lasted one day. Thank you for your lovely message..

  14. You have such a glorious autumn leaves! The fungi is beautifully growing, that reminds me of a soft pancake!
    Happy day to you, Tammie!

  15. Welch wundervolle stimmungsvolle Fotos, liebe Tammy Lee.

    Bei uns gibt es den ersten Schnee.

    Liebe Grüße nach Montana
    von der Waldameise

    1. so lovely to have you stop by! I still have trouble visiting where you are sharing your photography these days. So sorry.

  16. As usual your photos are such eye candy, but the first one is spectacular. I love the combination of dark sky and the brilliance of the fall trees. This is the light I find irresistible.

  17. You and your photos Tammie - both beautiful to no end! :-)

  18. Wow - fantastic!
    Happy day Crissi

  19. Witch's butter! How wonderful! :)
    Such glorious yellows.
    I hope you enjoyed the plane ride. Will there be more photos of that?

    1. Hi Janice,

      Thank you for your visit and for enjoying what I shared.
      I will not be sharing anymore of the flight photos. The windows were dirty and I only had my point and shoot with me. So they more so are memories, not great photos.
      The one thing I really loved was seeing the autumn leaves on the ground around the trees, a different perspective, as thought autumn had painted orange and golden circles about the earth.

  20. Thanks for letting us take part in Fungi 101!


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