What I saw on my walk that spoke between to me.

The light between the trees

The light between the trees

White flowers

Grass between the soft, white flowers

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squiggly Lines

 The song of the curved line is called happiness. (Rene Crevel)

Mushroom top

Embarking on a walk in search of squiggly lines, the top of this mushroom caught my eye.  I did not have to walk very far.  These two were across the street in the ditch.  Surprised I noticed them, but I was on the hunt for squiggly happy, little lines!

These mushrooms stand about 2 inches tall.  Close up they are even more spectacular in all their macro beauty.  It’s top has many veiny squiggly lines.  In this 1st pic I love the arc of the mushrooms edge!

 

Effervescent mushroom

 

Had fun today attempting to identify this mushroom type, but came up short…for this pic anyway.  I did identify 4 other mushrooms who have been my photo subjects 🙂 Woohoo!

This picture above was taken with my Olympus camera using super macro and Incandescent setting.  All pics were edited in IPhoto (cropping and some light tinting, color brighten filters used).  Loving the intricate, texturized squiggles on the side of this 2nd mushroom.

Quick!  Back to the 1st mushroom for a side view.

Tinted green mushroom

Wait a minute…

No idea if this is the 1st or 2nd…they were standing next to each other.  Since this one has such a sloping side.  I’m thinking the 1st 2 pics are indeed the same shroomy subject 😉

 

Monochrome Aquarium

While visiting an aquarium I was awed by all the bright colored fish: neon blue, bright yellow, hot pink with orange, tiger striped to name a few of the fishy colors 😉 deep purple starfish, pinky anemones, and lit up orange jellyfish!  The creatures of the seas and oceans POP bright with a wide variety of colors.

Taking away the color I invite you to investigate their textures.  This black and white challenge is swimming your way today.  Enjoy!

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Cee’s Fun Foto challenge: Edges

Sharper Edges

Sharper Edges

On a recent hike with my boys and friends I looked for edges in nature.  Edges are pretty much everywhere:  Edge of the table, edges of books, news stories are cutting edge, people can be edgy…

In nature I find fungi full of edges 🙂 I have many, many pictures of fungi growing out sides of trees and branches.  I just love their different colors (white, orange, green, in this case peachy) even within the fungi the shades of color can go from black to green to white edges.  Edges within.

For this edgy challenge I have selected fungi edges hanging off the sides of edgy trees.

Edges hanging softly on this tree

Edges Hanging Softly

“When you have come to the edge Of all light that you know And are about to drop off into the darkness Of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or You will be taught to fly” ~ Patrick Overton

Chirpy Songs

I never considered myself a bird watcher or even much of a listener to our feathered friends who frequently voice their songs.  Most often I ignored their chirpiness and moaned at their early morning calls.
funky weedNow when I walk each chirp is listened to and sometimes even cherished.  Interesting how our views can change.  Birds are a comfort to me now that I appreciate their existence.

funk weed

This seeded weed is so colorful and I enjoyed snapping it while listening to birdsongs.  I even took a small video of this weed to capture a snippet of the sound of birds – chirping this morning.  Here is a birdsong for you to listen to, super quick, only 30 seconds, or better yet walk out your door and listen live!  Previous post about birds.

Do you enjoy birdy chirps or not so much?  

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Full view of this interesting weed (pretty sure it’s a weed).  I found it in some heavy growth…vines and trees in plenty.  I love how the middle close up looks so much like a colorful octopus!  Well to me it does 😉