A Colorado low is pushing its way towards us this morning here in Southwestern Ontario, and we are currently under a nasty freezing rain warning. I took the day off yesterday because I had a horrible headache and was feeling really dizzy and sick, so maybe it was the barometer in my head predicting this storm and not the flu after all. School buses are cancelled for the day, and I’m still not feeling up to snuff, so I am home once again. So, what to post today??
I know I have already posted a picture of tree bark for my texture theme this week, but I was talking to my buddy, Gary, at krikitarts about his lichen series, and then we got to talking about fungi, and I remembered this photo. Mother Nature provides us with such a variety of textures doesn’t she? I have no idea what this is called, but I do know that doing this series on texture makes me yearn for Spring when everything comes to life again and I can get back out there with my camera to capture it all.
Writing my blog and reading others has really provided me with inspiration for things I want to take more photos of this year. Out one day with my hubby, I noticed some very unusual fungi growing in the wooded area we were hiking through. I snapped a few shots quickly, but, other than this one, they didn’t turn out very well because I was in a hurry to get where we were going and didn’t take my time! Usually we are heading to a waterfall or a lookout spot, and that’s where I take most of my photos, but this summer I am determined that I am going to slow down as I hike to my destinations so that I don’t miss out on the little gifts from nature along the way. Photography is really opening my eyes to what is around me, and it fascinates me.
I am getting more enjoyment and fulfilment out of this blog than I ever expected and hope to continue it for a long time to come, so I thought this photo was appropriate because as Adam Baldwin once said, “I’m like a fungus; you can’t get rid of me!!” 🙂