Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fungi Ruffles,Butterfly and Birds

On some of my recent travels around southern Manitoba,I ended up on an old cemetery.I was looking for the burial sight of my mother-in-law,that I never got to know. She passed away long before I met Jake.I didn't find her grave but I did find some fungi ruffles.

To me this looked like a ruffled skirt,nestled up against the tree trunk.


Of course I had to get a closer look.


Here are the ruffles in a closer look.

I just never get tired of the sky when I look out of my back door in the morning.


I have not seriously pursued butterfly photography,but will try to capture one when I see it.


Sitting on my deck,enjoying the sunshine often gives me a chance to capture birds at the bird bath or on a nearby tree.I love the Black-capped Chickadee.


This Mourning Dove sees me and isn't quite sure about my presence.Look at those pretty pink feet.


Closing Thought:
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful.

22 comments:

  1. Your closing thought is perfect for the beautiful pictures you've shared with us.

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  2. Love your closing thought and the pink feet of the dove. Lovely photos as always.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  3. Stunning captures of the early fall season.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. I see that ruffled fungi on things around here too...I think it is beautiful. Wonderful captures!

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  5. the close up shots of the ruffles are amazing. so beautiful in all the detail and I LOVE THE DOVE, they are so sweet. beautiful buterfly to, i think it is a leafwing

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  6. You captured those tree ruffles beautiful. I'm hiking more with the Olympus, and I love the lightness of it.

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  7. fancy fungi!!! and that chickadee is adorable......whistling a tune, perhaps!!!!

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  8. Chickadees are such cute little birds.
    I too never get tired of looking up. : )

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  9. Ruth, wonderful images! There's something about Mushrooms and other fungi that really draw my attention. I guess it's because they are so diverse in shape and colour.
    The Chickadee has to be an all time favourite! We have Junco's back in our yard this week. Always a good sign of a change in the weather!

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  10. love the chickadee. we have lots of mushrooms around the yard ... i guess the moisture lately has helped those grow a lot? i loved your nature post. happy Wednesday. ( :

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  11. It is fun to capture a shot of aa bird as not easy to do! Looks nice!

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  12. Love the bird shots and the thought set the end Ruth. I have never seen such frilly fungi before.

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  13. Considering these lovely photos, I would change your thought of the day to say "Never miss a chance to see the beautiful in anything." :)

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  14. Varied and beautiful post, Ruth. I love the doves - such beautiful and sweet - and timid birds.. Diane

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  15. Fully enjoyed all your pictures today. I deary love the chickadees that come to my feeder, and one winter after a storm when I was putting feed out, the chickadees were all around. I held my hand up holding some seeds, and 2 or 3 came right down and ate out of my hand. What a great experience. My doves are very skitterish but I enjoy them. I really like your frills on the tree. Great pictures. Thank you.

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  16. You are reminding me that this is the time of year to take my camera out to look for fungi. I LOVE those ruffles!

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  17. You just never know what you're going to find when you out with your camera....You certainly found beauty. These shots of the ruffles are just beautiful....

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  18. I have a fondness for chickadees too!

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  19. I never tire of seeing the beauty all around us and the sky above us! Your images are wonderful, Ruth. Have a nice weekend!

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  20. You have captured the beauty around you...

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  21. Ruth, the fungi are beautiful, aren't they? and how can we ever tire of looking above? We now He is there watching over each of us. Hope all is well.

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  22. Fungi on trees always fascinates me. Your lovely find does indeed look like ruffled skirts.. on dancers enjoying the changing of season.

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