Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wild Wednesday ~ Tiny

I went for a walk over the weekend, looking for something to include in this week's Wild post. Most of the leaves have fallen, except for the marcescent red oak, beech, and some American hornbeam, but I've already shared those this fall. I thought about a post on evergreen trees, but it's still too early to resort to that. I was feeling a little it's-almost-winter-and-everything's-dead blues. But it was a nice day, and I sat by the river for a long while. Now that the leaves are off the trees, there's more water in the stream (trees suck up a lot of water to feed their leaves). I noticed some tiny fairy cup lichen on the base of a hemlock tree. I didn't have my phone with macro lens on me, and I had accidentally left the wide angle on my camera after a different photo session, so the picture didn't really turn out (and I didn't have time to key it out anyway). On my way home, I spotted this teeny, tiny mushroom on the trail. I don't know it's name, but it's awfully sweet, growing in a miniature forest of sphagnum moss, and reminding me that there's always something interesting to be seen outdoors, in all seasons.


  1. Indeed there is always something interesting to been seen outdoors- I needed reminding of that, thank you, as walking home from school this am I though everything looked so 'sinister' - the leaves have pretty much fallen off the trees here too. Tomorrow I will broaded my horizon to include the forest floor.
    The mushroom looks very proud standing there in it's mini forest!
    Have a great day.

  2. I love this, Andrea, and needed this reminder, too. Beautiful little mushroom!

  3. Lovely reminder Andrea beautiful picture :)

  4. Looks like something out of a fairy tale... Thank you for sharing.


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