This week’s macro challenge by Sally at Lens and Pens couldn’t come at a better time. This weekend my husband and I hiked around Yankee Springs Recreation Area at Gun Lake in southwest Michigan, where a few trees were leading the “charge” into autumn and turning deep crimson. It had rained quite a bit last week, so there were also dozens of wild mushrooms along the path. Here are two of them, taken with my new Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. Wild mushrooms intrigue me–because of their variety, beauty and potential danger. They make me think of the magical mushrooms in folk tales and children’s stories, like Alice in Wonderland, with the power to make us shrink or grow with each bite.
On the way out of the forest, I spotted this miniature “city” of lichen on a fallen log. It reminded me of a drawing of an enchanted city that you’d see in a children’s book.
Like Sally, I’m going to ask which shot you prefer and why. And thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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