Morel mushrooms from the woods behind dad's house.
Toadstool out in the yard.
The underside of a toadstool.
Wetlands at the Turner Mine in maine.
Milkweed (Asclepias sp) flowers are a preferred food for the Monarch butterfly. The seed pods split and the seeds float on a silky hairs for long distances in the right wind conditions.
foliage: Straight from the nursery and still in the flat these guys look great
this clivia is always a joy when it blooms. Large and spectacular. I love to see it. I grow it in the house.
While visiting the Morton Arboretum, a young deer spotted me as I was admiring him dining amongst the hardwood forest.
Fly agaric - top view
My favourite picture...Heuchera Midnight Rose..with its tiny but elegant flowers..a dewdrop on its gorgeous leaf just like a pearl..
Foliage of my Pineapple plant.
Backlit foliage of a Gaillardia.
Pixie cup lichen photographed in Jasper, Alberta, Canada.
Raindrops on my lemongrass.
All it's missing is a few fairy's.
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'. Still going even when all other plants have lost their leaves for the fall.
Coral Bark Japanese Maple 'Sango Kaku'. My favouriCoral Bark Japanese Maple 'Sango Kaku'. My favourite tree because of the endless interest. Red bark in winter, bright green leaves in summer, and the finale, vibrant fall colour!
Native Yellow Star Grass in central NJ.
Asclepias tuberosa, Butterflyweed in restored prairie, NE Ohio
Fruit and seed of Bursera hindsiana
Leaves of Euphorbia tulearensis
Shaggy ink cap fungi
a fungus among us.. some sort of stink fungus.
One really cool softball sized fungi on oak tree.
Moss on an old log.
Winged dwarf sumac gives a brillant show of fall color.
Mushroom growing at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society headquarters in Wellesley, MA October 2012
White Mushroom growing at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society headquarters in Wellesley, MA October 2012
Big acorns this year despite the drought.
Seeds on my Bottlebrush shrub
Wahoo!!! Dew on the Dill
Mini pointed cabbage
Ruby Falls Redbud
Moss growing on peat bog at Glenturret, Scotland.
Mushroom with dropletts.
Nelumbo nucifera leaf.
Foliage: Unfurling frond of Blechnum gibbum 'Silver Lady'.
mushroomland in garden mulch
Yellowish Mushroom. Peach Tree City Lake. Georgia. Summer 2012
Being a guide for kids on camping trips, I always tried to warn them to avoid this plant (poison ivy).
Heuchera 'Green Spice'
Elope With Me, the flower meaning's name for Cleome. Macro lens, soft focus, manual composition of leaf and seed pods, taken outdoors.
You can have a lot of fun with a macro lens.....
A flaccid Thai Giant leaf emerges from stem
Lichen on a pine branch that was dislodged during a storm...Looks like an underwater seascape...
Old log with fungi
You can always find north if you look for the fungi on a tree.
Fungi along the South Fork River
New growth on Beni Maiko Japanese Maple.
New growth on Pixie Japanese Maple.
Found growing under the large old oak tree in my driveway. Guess this means it is not long for this world.
Found under an elderly oak tree
Two's Company, Three's a Crowd....Some crazy looking mushrooms that come up in my lawn whenever it rains...
Strobilanthes dyerianus (Persian Jewel). I love the metallic purple foliage of this plant. This specimen grows happily under a Washington Navel in my yard.
Young Yucca rostrata in the sun.
The same,.... but so different
Cosmos seed pod
Purple cone flower
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioeca) leaf detail
Some of the leaves during fall on the land I used to have.
Found in light woods at the side of a driveway
One of many scattered about in the undergrowth
Ginko in the Pines.
Mushrooms, January, 2012.
Fancy Mushroom, March, 2012.
I found these gorgeous "sprouts" in a cedar bog near my home.
I shot this during the fall on our old land some years back. Wanted to test out depth of field with my 35mm and this was a test shot.
hydrangea leaves only
Nature knows how to decorate to perfection! The moss on the broken rock as well as the cliff beside Multnomah Falls immediately caught my eye. This beautiful place is found in the Columbia River Gorge section of California.
The Back Yard
Doncaster South Yorkshire UK.
It has been so wet in 2012 with alot of flowers spoild by the rain.
So at last late summer colour and not a flower in sight. This gives you the excitment for next year and all ready looking at the seed books.
AGING BLOOM FROM HYDRANGEA TAKEN IN OCTOBER
Pot o' Moss
Photo taken at Mustila Arboretum
fly agaric toadstool, highly poisonous and therefore brightly coloured, photographed in Luxembourg
ink horn or stink horn toadstool, photographed in Luxembourg
Tiny mushrooms in the lawn.
Unripe Moonflower Seedhead.
Unripe Moonflower Seedhead.
Mapleleaf viburnum in fall.
Leaves floating on our pond amid shadows from the swamp marigolds.
Red Basil herb garden
I saw these growing in a woods in Dillwyn, va. Very impressive & wildly beautiful.
seed pod for a sweetgum tree just as it landed on a tree stump
One very cool red mushroom in a forest in Dillwyn, Va.
Ferns and Moss carpet the ground
Itea virginica in autumn
An American setting; the seed selection inside the feed store.
I found this patch of moss walking through the woods one day in northern Minnesota and caught it with the sunlight lighting it just perfectly.
Country lane in Connecticut
dew drops on new rose leaves
Dew drops on a spider web strung across this Thyme plant out in the garden
Found on a north Georgia mountain trail.
Circle fern -- From a hiking trail in north Georgia in the fall.
An established saucer magnolia is surrounded by Hosta 'Silver Anniversary', H. 'Pineapple Upside Cake' and a collar of Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola.
Hosta 'Thunderbolt', H. 'Dancing in the Rain', Cornus kousa 'Lustgarten Weeping', a pulmonaria and a boxwood are contented companions in a shade garden.
A variety of beautiful moss growing on the forest floor.
This was our first view of The Emerald Pool on the island of Dominica. The dense foliage surrounding the waterfall and the moss growing on almost every rock and tree trunk made this seem like the perfect secret hiding place to get away from a busy lifestyle.
Fungi on a Red Maple
My name is "Litter mint". The photo was taken when I was few weeks aged, It was not purposive for any competition at the time being taken, it is just my living photo shot by an amaturer camera and photographer (my mom), Do I look nice? ^.^
My name is "Hairy baby", I am a kind of Plectranthus. I have six brothers. The photo was taken in my mom's tailor-made baby cradle. Now, I am 10 inches tall, can't cram in the cradle anymore......
Great lighting on a plant ID class trip helped me capture the intricate details of this flannelbush (Fremontodendron californica) leaf.
Fungus that grows out of a tree in my yard
Fungus that grows out of a tree in my yard (2)
Moss, unknown species.
Phallus rubicundus...growing in my yard!
The strangest (and dare I say crudest) fungus I have ever seen!
Young Sago Palm Leaves, so soft at this stage!
Slug on Milkweed Pod
Fungi growing on a rock
Mushrooms growing on mossy log
Spathiphyllum, a perennial foliage plant with lustrous dark green leaves, the white spathes appearing occasionally. Photographed from Sunnyvale, USA
Perennial foliage plant with beautifully mottled leaves lasting for several months. Photographed from Delhi, India
Eastern Gamma Grass in bloom
Peacock Red Flowering Kale
Polemonium, Stairway to Heaven.
Beautiful Conch (?) on a log at Walnut Point State Park in Illinois. Back to the contest main page.