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Tagged With: fungi

Macro: Ant on a Mushroom

Shine the Divine


I recently took a trip to my parents house and they had every kind of mushroom imaginable growing in their yard.  They were quite interesting and kept me busy getting shots of ALL of them!!  This particular one was nibbled on my a deer overnight and the ants were starting to move in by the light of day.

Here’s my Macro Monday and I Heart Macro (click to enlarge)…..

Ant on a Mushroom - Macro byElaine

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Macro Monday: Fungi

For today’s Macro Monday, I’ve chosen a fungi (mushroom) that was growing in a potted tomato plant in my mom’s greenhouse.  I loved the color and texture of it.  You can see it growing right along with the tomato plant….

And you can see the soft, yet rippled texture of the mushroom cap…..

And finally, you can see a new cap emerging from the ground at the base of the large fungi and the tomato plant and it even has a water drop on it….

I’m always fascinated by things like this.  It’s amazing how they just grow where you least expect them to.  Mom removed the mushroom right after I took my photos.  She didn’t want it to interfere with the growing of her tomato plant.  Still, such interesting things one can find under the roof of a green house!!

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The rain has cleared today and it’s a whole lot cooler today.  It’s just beautiful, in fact.  This is just a sample of what it looked like during some of the Ike rainfall though. 


After church, we went in search of wildflowers, vegetation and anything else we could find around my parents home.  I didn’t get any pics of the birds because I’m fascinated with the hummingbirds this year.  I’ve included a couple more pics of the hummingbirds below.


Much to our amazement, we found all sorts of forms of fungi on my parents property.  Most of it was mushrooms, but much of it, I can’t identify.  I hope some scientist reads my blog and can inform me as to what some of these forms of fungi are.  I hope you’re as amazed as I was!!  This is just a small portion of the photos I took of the fungi and mushrooms, so enjoy the slideshow.

There were also many wildflowers and other “critters” out.  I’ll share pictures of all those other wonderful sights later.  That about sums up our time here!!  We’ll be on the road and heading for home.  Hope you enjoyed as much was we did!!

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