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Micro Mushroom Trio! (+7 insets!)

Micro Mushroom Trio! (+7 insets!)
(+7 insets!)

I'm not quite ready to get back to posting my travel pictures so today I wanted to share another picture--along with insets--of the adorable micro-mushrooms which are found on some of the younger oak trees on our property during the fall and winter.

The funny thing about these little dolls is that I totally missed them for years and years as I wandered around out property taking pictures. As keen an eye as folks may think I have, it's obviously very easy to miss an endless array of tiny treasures--including these adorable little guys.

Last year I posted a trio of pictures to show just how eensy-weensy these mushrooms are. I took a picture to show the tree. Then another a lot closer so you could see there are little somethings on the tree, and of course the main picture which shows the amazing little stars of the show. (I've included that set as insets too)

One observation I find interesting is that only very rarely do I find these micro mushrooms on older trees with thick bark. Not sure why. I thought I might find them when the bark had moss and lichen on it for more cracks and crevices but no, except for the rare exception I only find these tiny mushrooms on younger saplings. Isn't that fascinating? I would love to know why this is!

In any event, I've got another trio of pictures to show you a distant, closer, and in-your-face picture of a fabulous threesome who are hanging out under a cluster of moss. I often go to this sapling when searching for these little mushrooms and they are there again this year! So cute!

You'll also see a couple of snowy shots! Today a very cold storm is rolling in and as I was marching up and down my driveway this morning in the rain, it slowly turned into snow! We haven't had much of that this season but I'm including a couple of snowy pictures I captured early last year which turned out nicely.

Pam, I loved reading about your rockhounding past! *high five* It is such fun! I am not sure what I'll do with all of the polished stones which I'll be gathering as time goes on but they sure will be nice to have! I have gone ahead and bought a book on basic rockhounding so I can learn the geology and so forth, and also a couple of identification books for this region. What an enjoyable thing to do! I'm surprised that you haven't shared any pictures of your rocks with us! I, for one, would love to see some of your prizes! :) Here's hoping it's warm and cozy for you today! *BIG HUGS*

Explored on 1/13/20; highest placement #1.

Nathalie D, Jadviga Grase, Bob Taylor, diedje and 84 other people have particularly liked this photo

63 comments - The latest ones
uwschu club
Glückwunsch, das muss man erstmal sehen. Ist ja zauberhaft, wie sie sich in Sicherheit entfalten :-)
5 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Excellent image, nicely composed and wonderful light.
5 months ago.
Chrissy club
die sind unfassbar niedlich!
5 months ago.
FotoArt club
5 months ago.
Wow ************* Superbes !!
5 months ago.
Ruth club
This is a stunning close up Janet, an outstanding capture.
5 months ago.
Thérèse club
Excellent !
5 months ago.
 Karl Hartwig Schütz
Karl Hartwig Schütz club
Eine wunderbare Serie. Dieses Kleinod hätte ich auch gern gefunden. Danke, dass Du es uns zeigst! Herzliche Grüße, Karl
5 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
That is superb Janet! Like an illustration from a fairy tale book! I love the PiP's showing us where you saw this tiny micro garden ;-))
5 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Comme a l’accoutumé;c'est vraiment ravissant et sensationnelle.
On y prend plaisir a contempler et a savourer tellement c'est beau.
Bonne semaine.
5 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Brilliant Janet, they are like little gems !!!
5 months ago.
 Dominique Sarrazin
Dominique Sarrazin club
C'est la fôret des Schtroumpfs ! Super *******************************************
5 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo nature avec notes. Nicole.
5 months ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
de toute beauté **********bravo Janet
5 months ago.
neira-Dan club
superbe !! de jolis chapeaux ... et j'adore les lichens ; variations à l'infini
5 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful shots!
5 months ago.
 David Michael
David Michael club
What adorable little lanterns! So small and delicate!
5 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Fabuleuse image ! bravo Janet ! ************ bonne fin de soirée amitiés, Josiane
5 months ago.
Guydel club
Superbe macro ! Très bien vu !!! Bravo !
5 months ago.
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Schitterende serie en pip,s van deze super kleine paddenstoelen.
Ik zou met mijn leesbril moeten gaan wandelen............
Vriendelijke groeten.........
5 months ago.
niraK68 club
Fantastische Makrowelt
5 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A surrealistic composition. Fantastic macro , Janet !
5 months ago.
Valfal club
Wow, Janet, this image is spellbinding in its beauty! Thank you for sharing the series to give us an idea of proportion, too. Hope your holidays were fantastic and have a wonderful 2020, my pod sister!
5 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
5 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Extraordinaria fotografía. Cómo surgen los micro hongos en cualquier rincón. Pero hay que tener buena vista o una fotógrafa como Janet para poderlos ver.
5 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
OMG Janet - you've done it again - these are absolutely mind-blowing. I adore your pictures of the tiny mushrooms - I'm glad you've mentioned that they're only found on young saplings, so when I next wander up my drive, I'll have a look in the younger trees/bushes to see if, by an strange chance, that I have some small mushrooms growing there. I've loads of moss and lichen on the trees, maybe I should go closer.

So you have the snow eh? It's not that cold here yet - instead we had a storm called Brendan, who came in full force this afternoon and my windows are now nice and clean!!!! Honestly the rain which came horizontally was the strength of a fireman's hose!!!! Quite scary and the winds were 80mph!!! Good thing I wasn't intending on going out today! No I was indoors sewing - and you know what too - LOL!!!
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome series!
5 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club


5 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
5 months ago.
RHH club
That is wonderful, Janet, and the photos of the mushrooms in situ only emphasize how tiny these little jewels are. Love it that you included the other photos. your shots are photography at its best and a wonderful example of what can be seen if someone has their eyes open. Really bugs me when we see people on the trail who seem to blind to all the wonders around them, which you obviously are not. Nancy has a great eye for things like this as well and often sees things that I would have missed.

Very cold here and more snow this morning. The plow came through again and filled the end of the drive and the area around the mailbox with huge frozen chunks that I had to move to keep the postlady happy. Weary of winter and ready for warm weather and spring but we have to go to the frozen north first. It is supposed to be -37 up there tomorrow morning. Hope the roads are good but if they're not we'll stop.

Liked your comment on HDR. I thought yours were tastefully done and some processing is almost always necessary, but too many HDR photos are so obviously manipulated that the original content is (IMO) lost. Perhaps my outlook is affected, though, by the fact that I did film photography for years and there was no opportunity for processing unless you were into black and white, which I wasn't.

Nancy is at the dentist now and I'm hoping that goes well. She mentioned the fact that they had to put the post in at an angle because of bone loss and that it was going to take some work to get the tooth in straight. Don't envy her the trip. I have pretty good teeth, though they are uneven (my folks couldn't afford the orthodontist), and haven't been to the dentist in quite some time. Should take better care of them, though.

The meeting this morning was an exercise in frustration, though the frustration comes mainly from the constant changes in regulations that come down from the state. Lakeland, the facility where Neal is, had recently (last April) changed all its forms and method of reporting and keeping paperwork only to have the state auditors tell them in July that the new paperwork was no good, so they are in the middle of a chaotic period of changing things again and that really makes it hard for us to get the info we need.

Australia? Would love to go back. The Cairns area was nice but the the Port Douglas area was far better. The rainforests, the Reef, the whole experience was simply incredible and then the Blue Mountains (west of Sydney) were another amazing experience. Want to go back but not right now with all the fires burning. Would love to travel all the way around Australia with a 4wd vehicle.

We did not see any fruit bats in Cairns, though we did see them in Singapore and Malaysia. Thanks for the links. We might have to go back just to see the bats, but the most amazing thing to us was that everything, plants, birds, animals, was different. It was a bit overwhelming, especially because I want to know the name of everything. Would go back in a heartbeat if I had the opportunity.

Have to do some packing, so had better get moving. All the best to you and Steve.
5 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
Exceptional macro series, Janet!
The tiny mushrooms look so fragile and beautifully detailed!
5 months ago.
 Sylvie Coeffic
Sylvie Coeffic club
Superbe série ! :-)
5 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Un paysage de toute beauté sous la neige, il ne doit pas faire chaud effectivement !
Votre sens de l'observation nous permet de découvrir ces micros champignons et voir comment la nature est infiniment belle ! Superbes macros, Janet, bonne journée !
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
a little bit like a painting.
5 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Brethtakingly beautiful Janet.
Congrats on Explore.
5 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
bravo Janet
yes…….Congrats on Explore.
5 months ago.
tiabunna club
They certainly are micro mushrooms! Lovely images all, Janet.
5 months ago.
Valfal club
Congratulations on being number 1 on Explore; so richly deserved, my friend! :-)
5 months ago.
cammino club
Fantastic find and beautiful close-up!!!
5 months ago.
Esther club
Fabulous capture. What an eye you have to spot them.
5 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
how cute capture, well seen and done !!!
enjoyed all the series too !
5 months ago.
 Ern Jacoby
Ern Jacoby club
Thanks for sharing your nature explorings and showing such lovely mushroms.
5 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
Fabulous shots, Janet!
They are really little stars and easy to miss if you are not focused on them.
5 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Excelentes tomas, gran trabajo.
5 months ago.
 Christina Port
Christina Port
Just magical Janet. Beautifully done.
5 months ago.
FarbFormFreude club
that's the Miracle of photography, to dis-cover the hidden beauties !
and that's the art of photography, to present them in such a stunning way …
what a joyful Story !
5 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Beautiful and well done...
5 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
I enjoyed all 8 pictures very much, Janet. Thanks for including the ones that show where the tiny shrooms are and giving us a sense of their diminutive size! I have always had a fascination for mushrooms and know a bit about them, but have no answer for your question as to why they would prefer younger saplings. Some mushrooms "feed" on wood, but generally prefer to attack dead, decayed or weakened trees. In fact they are an essential part of nature's constant "recycling" and help break down old wood into nutrients. So it is indeed surprising that these would prefer strong young trees.
5 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
fantastisch, Janet!
5 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
5 months ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
The world of gnomes must be fascinating. I love that detail almost imperceptible to the naked eye
5 months ago.
 Christine Schiller
Christine Schiller club
c'est magnifique , Janet !
5 months ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
Those three mushrooms are just incredible, they were playing hide and seek and you found them!
I love the PIPs (of course) too, and the winter/snowing one, especially.
5 months ago.
X-pose club
5 months ago.
 Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg club
Wow - what a fantastic macro!
5 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
so beautiful!!!!!
5 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Superb! =O
5 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
ongelooflijk mooi
5 months ago.
 Ken Dies
Ken Dies club
Lovely macro of these fine looking mushrooms.
5 months ago.
trester88 club
Du hast ein großes Auge für die ganz kleinen Dinge, Janet!
5 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
The small mushrooms are so cute! They look like umbrellas of dwarves.
5 months ago.
 Ghislaine Girardot
Ghislaine Girardot
Superbe image !!
5 months ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Fantastic series!!!!
4 months ago.

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