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Wild Mushroom Gills

25 Oct

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North Texas had a good rain fall this year. We like to walk across the fields and explore the forest and gullies after a rain when mushrooms are springing up in many varieties. I especially like to find them growing in my yard and garden because it means that there is plenty of decaying matter in my soil and mushrooms are part of the decaying process. They then release spores. Spores act like seeds and they sprout more mushrooms. This is good for plant life.

This photo was taken a month or two ago after a good long rain. The fields were full of so many mushrooms. Some get knocked over by wind, by the horses as they walk by, or by the dog as she races ahead of us.

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5 Comments

Posted by on October 25, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

5 responses to “Wild Mushroom Gills

  1. lynnwiles

    October 25, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Gorgeous – looks almost like a sunflower.

     
  2. photomommy

    October 26, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I really love the detail. Superb in black and white!

     
  3. burstmode

    October 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Who you callin’ Gills?
    The black and white really makes this.

     
  4. katie

    October 26, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    this photo is amazing. and it’s so evocative in black and white.

     
  5. swanpetal

    October 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    The delicate layers… I agree, the b&w makes it!

     

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