Saturday, December 06, 2008

LIFE IN THE CRACK


A very tiny mushroom was growing in our pebble walkway. The fungus was only one inch tall and had such fascinating detail and colors.
Last winter another one was growing in just about the same place but was larger and had different features. I don't know why the single mushroom finds this a place to call home but it gave me another photo opportunity.
Please enlarge to see the intricate design.
Have a great weekend everyone.
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27 comments:

Meredith Teagarden said...

Exquisite tiny fungus. Never have I seen anything like it. Cleverly named post as well! Thank you for your kind post to my blog! Truly.

xx MT

Faye Pekas said...

A strange looking mushroom. My husband found a group of meadow mushrooms in the back yard this week. They tasted wonderful.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! How delicate. We had a giant puffballl in our garden last year. I did some research and discovered they were edible. Totally gorgeous but hubby would not try it. Very suspicious. Well I am still here! LOL!

Laurie said...

This is a really fine photo. The detail is outstanding and the focus is really excellent.

Nikki-ann said...

Brilliant detail! I've never seen a mushroom like that before.

sheoflittlebrain said...

I had to show this one to E! It's just wonderful with the bright red gills and strangely mottled cap.
Don't be surprised if you see a fairy perched on top next time you pass by:)

Merisi said...

Great beauty growing out of this tiny crack, and you captured it in such a loving tender way!

MedaM said...

Oh, it is so lovely! Beautiful close-up of beautiful mushroom with so lovely edge decoration! Great photo, indeed!

Reader Wil said...

That's a very beautiful fungus. I've never seen such a mushroom!

Salty said...

Very pretty!

One could spend a lifetime photographing the beauty found in the variety of wild fungus. Thanks for sharing

jel said...

very nice!


hopeya had a good weekend! ;)

Chris and Deb said...

What a great shot Sue! Love the details!

Olivier said...

belle photo, la nature reprend ces droits. On dirait qu'il est un peu rouillé ;o)

beautiful photo, nature takes these rights. It seems that it is a little rusty ;o)

Jules said...

How sweet and delicate but I bet it would kick a punch if you ate it though!!!!

Hilary said...

Just a lovely reminder that beauty grows in unexpected places. Wonderful shot.

krizcpec said...

never saw a mushroom like this before, thanks for sharing

CG said...

That's very cute and very unusual!

AVCR8TEUR said...

How strange and exotic looking. There seems to be a lesson in there somewhere. Look through a crack and you'll never know what you'll find or life blooms in unusual places.

sealaura said...

What a sweet little sign of life. very good shot.

Shammickite said...

Mother Nature will take every opportunity to further her career... good luck to the tiny mushroom, he's lovely!

Ben said...

Fantastic find and execution of taking this in simple image. Nice DOF get really good attention to the subject. I love it, Sue.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Nice one, Sue.

Things are going great! I will give you the link to our wedding pictures once they're up in January ;)

Cimba7200 said...

An unusual fungus Sue. The enlarged picture was facinating too. - Dave

Kate said...

The colours and the symmetry of the border are fascinating!

lavenderlady said...

That is a wonderful photo! Did you have to use a tripod?

Kerri said...

Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shot! It's so amazing how little things can sprout up in places we least expect them!!

Moi said...

It's a great image, Sue. must be something magical about that crack ;D