November 17, 2009

where the wild things grow . . .

a world of tiny wonders . . .

(a faerie pup, or a giant mushroom? )
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i am loving our wrapped up, breezy strolls
through woody places, over grassy meadows
watching as autum paints the world with burnished hues
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30 comments:

  1. They remind me of creatures from under the sea!

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  2. Ruthie you Have such a magical eye. These pics are fab. Xx

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  3. Just beautiful! I'd like to believe it is a fairy pup. :)

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  4. I love these! I've always wanted to know more about mushrooms. So fascinating! What a grand variety you have...

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  5. Exquisite photos, Ruthie. You are so lucky to have spotted a faery pup! Have you read *The Faery Flag* by Jane Yolen? It is her short story about the young laird, Jamie MacLeod from Skye whose dog crossed a bridge one foggy night into Faerie. You may know of other stories about the faery shawl of Dunvegan Castle.

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  6. Beautiful piccies. They look so succulent! ... :0)

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  7. Hello Ruthie! I so love these tiny wild wonders and your words send me into the rapture of nature's embrace. Fabulous photos! Wonderful! x

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  8. Really great pictures, Ruthie - I love the shapes and colors of the fungi world.

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  9. WOnderful photography!

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  10. pleased to meet you

    great work

    come pay a visit some time

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  11. Ruthie, what beauties you found! I think I'd start skipping for joy if we found a real toadstool!! Aren't mushrooms just the most curious of things!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
    Blessings and magic.

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  12. And I am loving walking with you.

    xoxox

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  13. Definitely a fairy puppy! Mushrooms and fairies go hand in hand... :)

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  14. How wonderful, so many different shapes, textures and colours, I bet you do some lovely drawings of them.

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  15. What little treasures you have found! I love all the different shapes and textures. The fairy pup is such a priceless photo. I feel like I am there, exploring the fairy realms.

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  16. Fabulous little abodes...I'm sure the mushroom fairies were nearby smiling at you...taking these photos.

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  17. Richard, i haven't read Janes "the faery flag" but i shall sure have to now! i did read up about the faerie flag after we visited dunvegan on our skye trip, it is fab tale, i love the idea of that they still have one last time to use the flag!!

    Chris - now theres an idea!! thank you x

    thanking you all for visiting, i shall be over to say hi to you al very soon x ruthie x

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  18. ....
    honored.. 0)


    mona & the girls

    have a great week Ruthie..

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  19. Hi Ruthie!

    Oh, yes we love the same things! You have the most beautiful blog....and post the most amazing things!! Thanks!

    Polar bear hugs from Denmark

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  20. Beautiful photographs. Magical! Surprising there isn't a little elf sitting on one of the mushrooms.

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  21. Your photos brighten my day. They are always so full of inspiration, beauty and magick. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pieces of art :)

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  22. I've just recently started really looking closely at many everyday things, like mushrooms and insects. They really are beautiful, aren't they? Though I haven't encountered such magnificent mushrooms as these.

    Your photos are fabulous!

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  23. gorgeous series of photos, I love fungi and these are wonderful examples!

    I also enjoyed your post from Shetland, I should go back there one day!

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  24. Ruthie, I have been admiring the artist you have on your other blog with the beautiful colours. Awesome!

    Love the toadstools, by they are so big!

    Always lovely to hear from you and thank you so much for your kind message.

    Have a great weekend!

    Julie

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  25. Wonderful fairy fungus. These are great photos Ruthie!;)
    I like the fairy pup about to hide behind a huge mushroom...
    These are good forms. I use to like to draw mushrooms with oil pastels. They have such lovely textures and colour.
    Best wishes dear friend.
    xxx

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  26. Everything is still so green there in Scotland! It is all browns and grays here. But at least it's not white!

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  27. this post overflows with one of my favorite parts of life, the wee fungi beings. I love your photos, they bring me joy!

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  28. I love your pictures!!

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  29. Pretty photos... I love mushrooms...

    I would love to come to Scotland one day and explore the woods... My grandmother is from Scotland, but I am in Canada...


    Cheers;
    April-Anna
    http://www.AprilAnna.com

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  30. Oh my..my...all the lovely mushrooms! I've never seen the likes. The pictures made me tingle all over.

    Thanks a mil'. It is so fun to visit you.

    Sandi

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