An Autumn Favourite (Monochrome Monday)

These mushrooms appeared on our front lawn just in time for Halloween, complete with an icky-sticky black goo around the edges.

If I hadn’t watch them hatch from their egg-shaped beginnings I would have believed they were someone’s Halloween decorations had gone walk-about!

 

 

 

 

 

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Here one week, gone the next! (WPC: Temporary)

My favorite part of autumn is watching the many different mushrooms that pop-up in the undergrowth. One has to be quick however as they are only a temporary fixture, disappearing as quickly as they appear.

Temporary is The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for this week.

 

 

 

 

 

Monotone Mushrooms (Monochrome Monday)

What a combination – mushrooms and raindrops. Having to pick my moment to run up the driveway in between showers to photograph them maybe not so exciting but well worth the effort. Well, I think so, lol!

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As I was belly down on the ground endeavouring to get “the shot“, I heard foot-steps coming up the other-side of the driveway from my neighbours. By the time I sat up there was no one around, there was only the sound of a car door closing.

Guess they didn’t want to scare the wildlife!😂

 

 

 

Five Fingers of Fungus (Wordless Wednesday)

 

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Magic Mushroom (WPC: Magic)

Miss P from Life is Like That suggested this week’s prompt of MAGIC for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, was a perfect opportunity to share the results of our combined efforts from a few weeks back. And I have to say, I agree!

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Knowing my love for mushrooms, whilst on a visit to Vancouver Island, Miss P shared with me this photo of a mushroom she’d recently seen. It was glorious. However as you can see, I couldn’t help but have some fun, adding to it just a tad, lol!😂

Thank you again for thinking of me Miss P – and as you say… Life is Like That!

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Too much of the transmogrifying! (Monochrome Monday)

For the Weekly Photo Challenge from the Daily Post a couple of weeks ago, I selected a photo of some toadstools growing along the side of my driveway. Two weeks later this is they, a tad sadder.

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Should you wish to see these tantalizing toadstools in the midst of their prime, click here. Not sure if they were mushrooms or toadstool I went with toadstools as nothing seemed to be eating them then or now.

This had me thinking they were poisonous hence… toadstools.

 

 

 

 

The Under Belly (One Four Challenge – Week 2)

It’s Week 2 of the fabulous One Four Challenge hosted by Robyn Gosby of Captivate Me.

For this week, I simply cropped my photograph following the edits I did for last week. This was done to highlight the gills of the mushroom even more-so. These gills absolutely fascinate me – such a paradox being so delicate yet so hardy all at once.

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A quick recap on my edits from last week. The photograph had been cropped just a little to bring the gills closer as well as bumping up the contrast to also enhance them. Then all I did was tweak both the vibrancy and clarity.

Below is last week’s submission as well as the original for comparison.

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If you aren’t familiar with the One-Four-Challenge is where you choose one of your own photographs and for four weeks, you edit this photo differently each week. Sounds easy enough but doesn’t always work out that way, lol!

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