You just know I have been milking that joke (in the post title) all month, right? 🙂
I love me some nature photography. I do not claim to be very good at it, nor do I have any fancy equipment, lenses, or even a decent camera. Just my little iPhone with the cracked screen. It does the job though and I get some pretty nice shots when we are out and about. But, really, nature does all the work – I just show up and take the photos.
Fungi always seems a bit magical and other-worldly, because of its weird shapes, colours and places in which it grows. I would like to tell you I can identify all of these little toadstools and mushrooms but, clearly, I would be lying. I have no idea if anyone of them are edible. They’re just neat – that’s all I know – and, during this hike through the forest in Jarrahdale, they were in abundance.
We had to be careful where we walked, in case we squished some of the more well-camouflaged specimens, and you had to look down and up and sideways and under things and above your head because they grew in all sorts of places.
Nature is so clever and beautiful, and we should take the time to notice her work more often. Not just trample all over it. We need to learn to tread more softly and leave smaller footprints. We miss out on so much when we don’t stop and look around every now and then and remember to be grateful and appreciative.
Thanks for stopping by – have a lovely day 🙂
“…Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious,
to believe that the world could still change for the better.
And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, ‘What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.’
Yes, evil often seems to surpass good.
But then, in spite of us, and without our permission,
there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts.
One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw.
And so I must still have hope…”
— Vincent van Gogh