I photographed these beautiful iconic fungi in Sweden as we drove north from Gothenburg to Oslo a few years ago. How could anyone fail to be enchanted by them?!
I love eating mushrooms, but have always been too frightened to eat any I find in the wild because I know nothing about Fungi. But their variety of unusual shapes and colours fascinate me. While some are very ephemeral, bracket fungi seem permanent fixtures on trees. Their life cycles are extraordinary.
After posting ferns unfurling yesterday, here are some ferns fully open. I love the patterns they make. (They are not all taken in the UK.)
Raindrops on one of our small roses
The beauty of ferns unfolding.
An exquisite arrangement of seeds each with its own delicate parachute net.
The theme this week is NON-FLOWERING PLANTS: or, to make it sound more poetical, MOSSES AND LICHENS, FUNGI AND FERNS! I am not an expert on any of these, but am fascinated by their unusual colours, shapes and textures which so often make a lovely photograph with a lot of interesting detail. Actually, they are … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 82
I enjoyed walking round Nanpantan Reservoir two days ago, trying to get photos of the pair of Great Crested Grebes and their two stripey chicks which spent most of their time riding on mum's back while dad kept bringing them fish. However, they were really too far away to get great photos, so I turned … Continue reading Cee’s FLOWER OF THE DAY CHALLENGE
The last day of photos of Lemurs in Madagascar. It's hard to choose, but I think the Sifakas are my favourite group of lemurs. I showed you some Diademed Sifakas earlier in the week and so want to end with some different Sifakas. They can jump through trees, even thorny trees covered in lethal spikes, … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 81
Cee's Black and White Challenge this week is a photo of a shop front with writing on it. This is a photo I took in the remote little town of Kaberamaido in Teso, Uganda. If only Celtel really would make life better for this young mother and her baby.