`Shroombrella

 

summer break’s over, it’s good to be back !

this nameless toadstool was hiding out on top of a log that had fallen, suspended over a wee brook i recently discovered in la Montagne Noire in Aude, France. it’s a gorgeous area that draws me back, the kind of order i’ll mindlessly obey.

light levels where very low, combine that with my super-wide angle 7.5mm 180° lens that has its own particular sense of colour rendition/image resolution, the image distortion expected from this type of lens and we get this lovely fungi in a somewhat painterly interpretation.

the pink and purple hues are as close to what my mind’s eye remembers: absolutely stunning.

all mushrooms are edible, but some only once.


as my grandmother used to say- “Mouths, be mindful of both what goes into them and what comes out”…

“These are the sort of things people ought to look at. Things without pretensions, satisfied to be merely themselves.”

~ Aldous Huxley

and remember, there’s always a happy cloud above you.