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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Nature Notes: as the month turns

We had a break in the heat during August but September arrived with a return to hot and humid days.
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I've been photographing the mushrooms and other fungi a great deal.
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I'm starting with late August shots and moving into September later in the post.
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You'll be able to tell by the toadstools where it got hotter because they ended up baking in the heat and almost look sauteed. 
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Fortunately the weather is set to go back to somewhat cooler days soon although still warm.
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I am looking forward to fall and am ready for cool weather.
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It's fun spotting the occasional orange leaf signalling season change to come.
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A few of the female cardinals still have their darker beaks.
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Next is an adult female cardinal with her grown up beak.
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The male cardinal below is also an adult.
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Looks like some thing was trampling the mushrooms below.
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Now I'm starting to get to the baked mushrooms that are cooking from the heat.
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I don't know if the white patches come from something eating the skin.
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I enjoy the different shapes fungus can make.
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I think something has definitely been nibbling on the next mushroom.
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My pecan tree is full of maturing pecans.
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The cricket below jumped so high I thought he was an athlete.
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The dogwood berries are slowly but surely changing to red.
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It does seem odd the way single leaves will already turn orange/red while others are green.
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 The signs of fall excite me so much I'm recording every sign I see.
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12 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

hm, reminded me of some mushrooms i should really go and look for. Nice shots.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh nice series Carver..I am fascinated by fungi..You posted a great assortment. I was so surprised to see a young cardinal being fed today.. It seems late, but then I remember they can have more than one brood per season...Michelle

eileeninmd said...

Hi Carver, what a nice collection of fungi and mushrooms. I always enjoy your birds, thanks for sharing.

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Stewart M said...

Hi there - fungi do make great pictures - they have such strange shapes.

Stewart M - Australia

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting photo article about nature and mushrooms!Great set of images!
Léia

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely variety here, all lovely nature shots that I really enjoy.

Pat said...

Beautiful series!

SandyCarlson said...

Mother Nature has been a funny gal this year. The cardinals sure are making the most of your water source!

Une Angevine said...

ben c'est l'automne avant l'heure

Gattina said...

I love mushrooms ! When I was a child I used to collect them with my Grandpa who knew them all !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely turn-of-the-season post! Haven't seen any mushrooms or toadstools around here yet -- we usually have them.