Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

M is for Mushrooms


Small


Medium


Irregular


Everywhere...
 
Tiny

On stumps

From the ground



In colonies






Red, brown, white, yellow



 These pictures were all taken in the last three weeks.
I have never before, in the 30 years I have been here, seen so many mushrooms!

This is my contribution to ABC Wednesday,
follow the link to find more interpretations of the letter 'M!'

23 comments:

lisaschaos said...

So many, many mushrooms, All shapes and sizes - I too have seen more shrooms this year, how odd. My favorite I think is the second one, although we have had a lot of the last ones in our yard this year.

Hildred and Charles said...

Oh, aren't they lovely, - this is certainly the time for them. An amazing array.

Sylvia K said...

Amazing post for the M Day! That is a LOT of Mushrooms! Your photos are terrific, Dimple! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Leo said...

really beautiful photography here, the mushrooms look so wonderful in the wild! :)

My M Post Is Here:
Morning Mist

RuneE said...

You have caught the season - but I don't know if I dare eat them :-)

Nanka said...

Loved the colors ,shapes, sizes and varieties of Mushrooms. Great captures too.

photowannabe said...

Its so amazing to see the vast variety of mushrooms you captured. I love the ones parading up and down the stump.

EG Wow said...

WOW! You have found MANY MAGNIFICENT MUSHROOMS. :)

Granny Smith said...

My son and daughter-in-law have been out picking mushrooms for eating, including some of the really choice ones such as matsutakis. Mushrooms have been a hobby of my son for at least 50 years, but he is still careful to exclude any that he can't positively identify. And he has some yummy recipes!

Roger Owen Green said...

sgo which are edible and wwhich will kill me? i avoid picking them because I have NO idea.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gramma Ann said...

I never in my wildest dreams thought there were that many different mushrooms.

Patricia said...

You are so talented--the pictures are wonderful.

Kay L. Davies said...

Magic -- and I mean your pictures, not the mushrooms. Red mushrooms, so many people are posting pictures of red ones and I've never seen one outside illustrated fairytale books. Even the mushroom made specially to protect Warty Bliggens the Toad in "Archy and Mehitabel" was in black and white.
My husband said he saw mushrooms growing here in the desert/prairie of southern Alberta because summer was record-breakingly wet this year. I actually saw some moss. But neither of us saw red mushrooms. We'll have to come to visit you, that's all. Next October. Write that down.

Kay (and Dick, and the dog), Alberta, Canada

Kay L. Davies said...

Me again. I decided to follow your blog. Then if you move to somewhere farther away from northern Idaho, which isn't far from southern Alberta, I'll be able to follow you, unless you go somewhere without red mushrooms, in which case maybe I won't.
LOL
-- Kay

knitwit said...

We've had a buzzillion mushrooms here too, but it never once occurred to me to take pictures. You really do have an eye!
My little guy is the pickiest eater ever, and yet I have to shoo him away from the wild mushrooms in our yard. He always wants to put them in his mouth!!

Laura said...

love these woodland beauties...makes me think of fairy rings and all tiny forest mysteries.

Kim, USA said...

Your mushrooms are pretty and they had colors too. Mine is just brown and white. Happy Wednesday!
ABC Wednesday

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Really interesting post. You have an observant eye.

Viola said...

Oh!! You have caught them all as one in this lovely post!! I love mushrooms, but haven't been out for so many yet.. These you have here are just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing! :)

Wanda said...

After seeing all these mushrooms... I'm really in the mood for some saute mushrooms on a thick steak!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, 'tis the season for mushrooms, isn't it? Such a grand variety you've uncovered coming through the woods (on your land)?

Paulie said...

Definitely a lot and a nice variety! I haven't eaten wild mushrooms . . . I like the red one. . . do you suppose it's edible? lol Ü

Nikki-ann said...

Wow, that is a lot of mushrooms! :D