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Fog highlights the last of the Autumn color

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Fog highlights the last of the Autumn color along the trail edges. Familiar paths become ghostly gateways into a secret world within the Forest. Never miss a chance to enter the mysterious world revealed in a foggy Forest.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Light Flows and Caresses The Forest At Dusk

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The dipping light at dusk flows like golden liquid as it caresses the Forest.  Exquisite details emerge as beings appear to greet the impending night. This is not a time for clarity of focus, it is a time to capture a world the waning light chooses to share.

Love to ALL!

Lee


Damselflies, Wildflowers and Fungi in Cedar Glades Park

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My husband and I realized we had not been out to Cedar Glades Park in Garland County Arkansas since the government shut down in 2013 that locked us out of Hot Springs National Park.  If you like tall Trees, Fungi, Wildflowers and Insects you will enjoy the various park trails.

I love the Fungi but have no clue the names for the majority of them.  The variety of shapes and colors are wonderful.  It is like an Easter egg hunt in the Forest trying to spot all the unique shape and color combinations.  The numerous rainy days and higher temperature have created a bountiful crop throughout our area in Arkansas.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 


Colorful Fungi in the Rain Soaked Forest

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Sometimes we have to push through the debris in our life to reach the sunlight. ~ Lee Hiller

I Love the strength and beauty of Fungi.  Even the tiniest Fungus pushes through Leaves, Rocks and Pine Needles to reach for the light.

Love to ALL!
Lee


A Subtle Pallet of Color Paints the Edges of Each Trail

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Our curiosity leads us along the path of discovery, often to find ourselves. ~ Lee Hiller

Love to ALL!
Lee


Glowing Coral and Golden Fairy Helmet Fungi

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Our path often leads us to an unexpected destination. ~ Lee Hiller

Legends of little folk living in the Forest and Fields cross all cultures. When I see colorful tiny fungi casting shadows across the surface of the mountains over which I hike, I know they are with me. Nature knows no limits and I choose to imagine that thousand of stories spanning many centuries and continents must hold a truth seen only by those who believe. My inner child comes out to play when I am immersed in Nature’s embrace.  So I tread carefully as I move through the Forest and Field so as not to crush that which is often unseen by our eyes.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Tiny Details among the Colorful False Turkey Tail Fungi

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail False Turkey TailFungi

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail False Turkey Tail Fungi

Fungi are in bloom in Hot Springs National Park.  Rain, heat and humidity create the perfect cocktail to feed the spores waiting in logs, along trails edges, among the decomposing Leaves and at the base of many large Trees.  False Turkey Tail Fungi are abundant in the park and are always changing colors as moisture and temperature change.

As I was looking at the photograph above I saw a tiny detail that looked as if little people of the Forest had left their tools among the Fungi.  A teeny hook tool lay near the tiniest of fungi as if it was been used to harvest the little button tops. This is when I reexamined the image and discovered a world of tinier Fungi among the False Turkey Tail fans.

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Fungi

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Fungi

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Fungi

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Fungi


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