Three Stunning Mushrooms at Beverly Beach State Park (+7 insets)

(+7 insets)

Too Many Pictures, Not Enough Time
I was looking through my folders brimming with pictures from our visit to Beverly Beach and nearby attractions and had to sigh deeply in resignation. There are just too many pictures that deserve attention and showcasing and not enough time to share them.

In fact, I am quickly running out of days to show pictures from our whole trip last year. There will be a total of 15 stops out of the 20 that I won't be able to share--what a bummer! When I first realized this a couple of months ago I tried to come up with a solution to include all of the places we visited but in the end I realized that it just doesn't matter. At some point maybe I can share them but at any event, they are all loaded up in my computer slide shows and we do see them this way. The worst thing would be if I didn't have a chance to process any pictures at all. I also have trip notes from most places we went to, so that's good too. Anyway, my takeaway is that whatever pictures I have time to share will be a treat for me and hopefully you folks will enjoy them too! :) How incredibly lucky to have so many adventures that I don't have time to share pictures from all of them!

Today's Picture
I was walking along the Spencer Creek trail one morning when I noticed a rotting log covered with a carpet of glowing moss. Nestled within it I saw this lovely trio of mushrooms that posed elegantly for this picture!

Today's Insets
Inset #1: Bristle flowers are so small and their dark maroon color so close to brown that I mistook them for dried up blossoms. One day it occurred to me that I should look closer. I literally gasped in surprise as I crouched down for a better look. These gorgeous, orchid-like flowers are just stunning with their sparkling maroon and pink stripes and bright orange-yellow pistils.

Inset #2: The jaw-dropping expanse of Beverly Beach at low tide with morning mist drifting up the hillside. All I could do was stand there and gawk. How lucky that the weather eased that day so I could experience that incredible sight. :)

Inset #3: Gorgeous dappling of algae and water plants floating on the shallow water of Beverly Creek's prehistoric-like bog. The light was just perfect to show this wondrous sight, along with the moss-covered logs and glowing plant life that grew there. This place made me glad to be alive! :)

Inset #4&5: A close-up of a horsehair fern with an even closer view to see more detail. Such fascinating plants. I wasn't surprised to learn that these living fossils are so resilient that getting rid of them is next to impossible once established.

Inset #6: One day when the weather allowed me to walk out to the beach without freezing to death or being blown away by fierce gales, I saw a man tossing sticks for his happy dog. What fun it was to watch these two enjoying a beautiful morning together!

Inset #7: The trail up and down Spencer Creek were interrupted by plenty of roots to step over. Pity the person who wasn't paying attention because they would certainly trip and go flying over these roots! I love to look at them though, and find them to be a favorite trail feature wherever I walk!

Thank You For Stopping By!
Reading your comments and seeing your stars makes me so happy, and I appreciate every one of you. I feel so fortunate to be in such a generous and warm community--let us hope that our ipernity finds the needed leadership they are looking so desperately for at this closing deadline! Hoping that everyone is doing well and finishing out your weekend on a happy, healthy note!

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vero said:

une série magnifique sur les trésors de la nature, merçi pour ces beaux cadeaux que dame nature vous mets sur votre chemin Janet j'adore vos photos, on se sent transporter dans votre monde, belle soirée très affectueusement
4 months ago ( translate )

uwschu said:

wunderschöne Serie Janet, bleibe wie immer bei deinen Macros hängen.
Angenehmen Abend für Dich
4 months ago ( translate )

PascalL said:

belle série
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Boarischa Krautmo said:

and wonderful insets!
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Rosalyn Hilborne said:

Cute fungi Janet....they look quite magical ;-)
As always, your PiP's are stunningly beautiful.
4 months ago

Amelia said:

I absolutely love the beach panorama and want to be there. Those little fungi are so beautifully lit too.
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cp_u said:

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Günter Klaus said:

........einfach herrlich sind deine Aufnahmen und besonders gefallen dir deine Nahaufnahmen,da bin ich ja ein großer Makrofan und deine Darstellungen sind immer sehr sehenswert liebe Janet,wunderschön hast du diese kleinen Pilze ins Licht gesetzt:))

........wünsche noch einen schönen Abend,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
4 months ago ( translate )

sunlight said:

Ein wunderbares Foto und eine schöne Serie Janet !
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Jenny McIntyre said:

What wonderful series of photos, Janet - as usual. That beach scene is simply stunning - I do love to see the sea like this. Also the flora around there is fantastic. Don't worry about not being able to show us all the beautiful pictures you've taken on your travels - it's wonderful seeing some of the pictures you do show us. Just keep pointing that camera!!! LOL
4 months ago

Peter Castell said:

Wonderful ' magic mushrooms' for me the best image is the Bristle flower unfortunately the settings won't let me view it large
4 months ago

José Manuel Polo said:

Magnífico trabajo. Macros extraordinarias.
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William Sutherland said:

Outstanding shots! Stay well!

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Karl Hartwig Schütz said:

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Dominique 60 said:

merveilleuse photos .... j' adore !!
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