Mushroom Mania

With this post, I’m going to be killing two birds with one stone.Β The Daily Post prompt for today is mushrooms – and I happen to love photographing mushrooms, and I’ve been photographing themΒ for years. AndΒ Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge this week is M (must have two M’s in the word – and Mushroom is perfect)! So here comesΒ a variety of God’s mushroom creations! πŸ™‚

 

 

I’m Tickled Pink

The photo prompt from Dutch Goes the Photo this week is pink; I love wildflowers and flowers in general.

These are clover. There were a lot of them inhabiting my great-aunt’s backyard!

I was determined to get some shots before my mom mowed them. In this one, you can see a few white flowers as well.

I took this one so you could see how many of these clovers there were. There must have been hundreds if not thousands! I actually dug up a few to take home to see if I could get them to start growing here. (I don’t think my great aunt would have minded.)

And then I turned around and saw that there were pink miniature roses growing on the fence!

Here is a close-up of the bud that is just opening.

 


 

When taking my grandma to one of her doctor’s appointments, I saw a bunch of flowers planted outside to border a fountain. So beautiful!

Two different kinds of pink flowers! Though when I backed up and took the next photo to show the arrangement, these looked more purple than pink, haha.

The arrangement was quite lovely, though.

Here is the whole fountain.

 


 

One last photo… this one was taken during the spring, the same day as my new avatar. πŸ™‚ I’d like to thank Hannah for the inspiration – the awesome photo she took of her sister’s eyes through the leaves is why I tried this pose, haha. (And if you haven’t seen that post, I linked to it in her name – she has a great blog!) Turns out, it’s really hard to do this as a selfie… πŸ˜‚

Golden Skies

Dutch Goes The Photo’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is Golden, and it reminded me of a sunset from a couple of months ago that I had the pleasure of viewing on our way home from town. πŸ™‚

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. (Psalm 19:1)

I saw a lion’s head in this one:

But it wasn’t there long before it morphed into another shape – and apparently the bridge ices before the road does.Β  πŸ˜…

I wanted to get photos without a lot of man-made structures in it, and somehow I timed it perfectly to not only showcase the golden sky and cloud formation, but also the cell phone tower. πŸ˜„ Oops.

I love the clouds in this one. πŸ™‚

By this time, the “lion” had lost his “head.”

I love how the dark clouds are silhouetted against the golden sky!

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, we turned and saw this image:

It looked like a rabbit with very short ears on the left side of that cloud to me.

I tried to get a better shot, only to realize when I got home that the power lines got in my way at just the wrong moment:

Sorry for the large circles in a few of these photos; apparently the flash went off, and it bounced off of something on the windshield. 😜 Anyway, the view just got better and better:

Here is the last one I took before we got home:

I love the colors! Gold to pink to red. What a view! Sunsets can be so beautiful.  ❀

Easter Lilies And An Unexpected Guest.

I found these photos in my archives from spring and surprisingly, I don’t think I ever posted them.

I wanted to get photos of my mom’s lilies while in full bloom.

It was in this photo that I realized that someone was photo-bombing me, though after downloading them, I realize it could be seen in the previous photos too:

So I zoomed in:

Hello there, little bug! πŸ˜€

I don’t know what kind of bug this is, but he was patient and let me get very close:

He didn’t seem to be hurting my mom’s flowers, so I let him be. πŸ™‚

Salamander Surprise

When walking out to the garden, my mom almost stepped on this fellow:

Her reaction at first was, “SNAAAAAAAAKE,” but that was quickly followed by, “Oh never mind, it has legs.”Β πŸ˜‚ She was quite relieved.

He was kind enough to let me get 20+ photos of him. Poor thing seemed to have lost its tail though. He seemed fine besides that. He was much faster than I expected. When he finally left, it was so fast that if I had blinked I would have missed it.

I’m glad that God brought him across my mom’s path so these photos could be taken! πŸ™‚

A Day At Grandma’s

In response to Dutch Goes The Photo’s Photo Challenge – this is a collection of photos I took last Tuesday at my grandma’s.

You know I had to get more shots of the dead tree and the live tree next to it. XD For some reason, they fascinate me.

And I found some dandelion seed pods and some clover.

At this point, my mom hit a limb with the riding lawn mower, which knocked the belt off. She asked me to see if I could get it back on, and I did – eventually. Of course, I took the camera off my neck for that, and she got this photo. Thanks, mom! πŸ˜‚

And then I found some flowers! I really like the purple one with the seed pods around it. (I admit it – I staged that one. XD The pods weren’t originally that close but I pulled them over into the shot.)Β  And those yellow ones were everywhere! It was such a beautiful day. πŸ™‚