Regular Random: five minutes on a damp lawn

Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairies Bonnets); tiny mushrooms in a domestic lawn. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairies Bonnets); just popping up in the lawn. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

This is something quite magical about tiny fungus suddenly appearing in the lawn. To photograph them, I have to place myself on the cold, damp earth in which they thrive. I’m transported to a miniature world where I see the taken for granted with fresh eyes.

I’ve edited these shots to reflect that slightly other-worldly feeling.

Five Minutes of Random (the RegularRandom challenge), is hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. 

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DP Photo Challenge: unusual, take 2

close up shot of ornamental brassica (kale). Pink and white. Seen in Auckland Wintergardens. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Ornamental kale, seen in Auckland Wintergarden. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Used to thinking of kale as one of the “dark green leafy vegetables” we’re all encouraged to eat, I found this ornamental kale a little unusual.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | unusual.