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sun worshippers

I stayed close to home this weekend, limiting my photography range to my own back yard. New life is emerging all around: trees and shrubs are bursting with new leaves, daffodils are blooming, and mosses and lichens are sending out a profusion of tiny tendrils. Pictured here is a lush growth of tender moss sprouts basking in the morning sun.

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the nursery

I found these little mushrooms sprouting in clumps all over the moss-covered trunk of a fallen tree.

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Each mushroom was no larger in diameter than a nickel, but the contrast of their coral hue against the green of the moss was striking. Most of the mushrooms I’ve found around here are a dull beige or white, so discovering these was quite a thrill. I’ll be going out again today in pursuit of further fungus euphoria.