Sunday, December 4, 2011

Macro Monday - Mushrooms

Although it is now officially summer in Australia the weather does not seem to know about it! Having said that it’s hardly cold either!

During the early part of spring we had some raised vegetable beds built in the garden – they are now proudly full of tomatoes, lettuce, basil, cucumbers and strawberries. There are also some sunflowers for purely ornamental reasons. We did plant so carrots, but as yet they are refusing to even germinate!

The wet spring did produce a fine ‘crop’ of small mushrooms. They would appear overnight through the straw mulch and be gone within the day. I took these pictures early in the morning, but you can see some of them are already beginning to fade away.


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday.

You can see the most recent post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the page.

Enjoy the close ups!

17 comments:

ladyfi said...

What delightful shots!

One said...

I love the look of the mushroom. I have seen a few of them in my garden too.

Btw, I have posted your caption of the Bride and Groom. :)

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

What magnificent photos!! I love the nature and the sensitivity of those who write about it.

Have a nice week Stewart
oa.s

Karen said...

Beautifully photographed! Being the fungus freak that I am, I LOVE these shots Stewart!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

summer!! did you say summer!! I'll be right over! ~ great shot

Helen Campbell said...

Fabulous shots!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Magical mushroom shots!!

Ellie said...

Who would have thought mushrooms would be so photogenic. Great shots.

Kateri said...

In the summer I often find tiny mushrooms like these in my garden. I find them hard to photograph, though. You captured them beautifully.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Mushrooms are always "fun guys" -- and great photo ops. Your garden sounds great.

LauraX said...

wonderful photos Stewart...just beautiful!

EG Wow said...

Great shots of the mushrooms, Stewart. And congrats on your new raised beds!

Ida said...

Wonderful shots of the Mushrooms. I like that first one a lot. - Wow summer huh, heading into Winter here. Days are cool, nights are cold! Longing for spring.

Leslie said...

Living in Florida, we don't see much winter at all! Lovely macro of those delicate little mushrooms.

Jama said...

They look so cute!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Wonderful detail, tones, and bokeh in these shots.

NicoleB said...

Gorgeous close-ups of these tiny Beauties!
Can't wait to one day have our own garden and veggies again!