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318/365: "White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black." ~ G. K. Chesterton

318/365: "White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black." ~ G. K. Chesterton
2 more pictures above ! :)

Another moist and cloudy day, I had a plan in mind when I left the house and headed to the lower forest. I'd found a new kind of moss "sporophyte" that I wanted to photograph and was looking forward to getting some pictures to share.

However, as you can see by the image above, things didn't go according to plan! :D I thought I'd take a look around my favorite mushroom spots on the way to the sporophytes, and well...let's just say that the forest floor is ERUPTING with mushrooms! There are so many of them I honestly had a hard time putting a foot down without smashing at least one! Most are extremely tiny, delicate beauties, others are large, and some are the size of "button" mushrooms we get from the store. I really did try to resist taking pictures! But when I saw this one, I gave up the struggle! :D Although this one is like the one I shared a couple of days ago, it's not the same kind. That one was covered with a glossy layer of slime, but this one was much smaller, about one centimeter in diameter, and dry all over.

I hope that you don't mind all of the mushroom pictures! I just love them and they are all so different and unique that I simply can't resist! :) Tomorrow I will attempt to get pictures of those sporophytes like I planned today! Wish me luck! :D

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." Wikipedia: G. K. Chesterton

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16 comments - The latest ones
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Comme du verre ********
7 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
I can see why you couldn't resist this one, Janet. This is lovely and looks great on black background.
Perhaps today, you'll cpature the shot you intended when you went out!
Have a great weekend.
7 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding mushroom, great lighting and colors too!
7 years ago.
 bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Spectacular macro of mashroom and front-bokeh of moss.
Have a great Saturday!
7 years ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
this is a beauty! Love all the mushrooms pictures, so keep on :-)
7 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful this Janet!
7 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
7 years ago.
 Charlie
Charlie
Splendide bravo !!!
7 years ago.
 koaxial
koaxial
just as being small like an ant. what an amazing world you show us, Janet!! so wonderful!! - have a nice weekend!
7 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Just Wow!
7 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Simply beautiful!

That's Wild!I
Seen in
Wonderful World of Wildlife!!
7 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles club
Well captured within their environment of lichens.
Awesome, well done, Janet.
7 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Wonderful shot! I love the composition.
7 years ago.
 p'titJo
p'titJo
Superbe !!! *****************
7 years ago.
 Marcel-78/85
Marcel-78/85
An other very good shot
7 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Great macro shot.
7 years ago.

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