Just Play August 19, 2013 | drawandshoot That’s what summer is for, isn’t it? I am refusing to notice (for now) that some of the trees are already changing colour. [Pixie cup lichen and layers of summer] © Karen McRae, 2013 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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lovely shades of (still) summer greens 😉
Thank you, Helen. Yes, some of those trees have been misinformed…
How foolish of them 😉
Oh, I’d gladly play in that beautiful dreamworld!
You might need to eat some magic mushroom, Marina. Or something like that! ; )
No need, your image takes care of that! 🙂
Oh yes! Pixie cups, how well named. I can spot their shadows in the blue spaces-marvelous.
They are well named, aren’t’ they? Thanks, Elena.
Cool! I’ve never seen this type of growth.
Allen, it is cool growth for sure! I was wishing I had my good camera when I was whitewater canoeing because there was some amazing lichen! Oh well…
Karen, you just get better and better.
That’s very kind, Judy, thank you! : )
Great series, love it!
Thanks very much, David.
Thank you, Rabirius!
I wish more people understood the value of play
I wish more people valued canoes and leaves in the sunlight and solitude
Canoe’s are the best! Beautifully put, Lorne.
I have no idea how you do this, but it is damn magnificent…
That’s very kind, Doug. I’m glad you enjoy them!
Gorgeous summer play!
Oh Karen, I’m not ready for it to go yet either, stay and play more in the light, these are wonderful!
I hope you still have many warm summer days, Cath. Yes, we pull what we can out of each season…
these are great. like a painting.
Thanks very much.
Still summer here for another two months at least.
Outstanding images Karen!
Yes, your summer doesn’t really end now, does it? : )
Thank you, Phil.
I’m desperately trying to ignore the tiny flashes of yellow leaves I see every so often. This summer went by way too fast! Great shots.
Thank you. Yes, it’s creeping up on us! Enjoy the warm days and lovely autumn.
Lichen in wonderland. Wonderful, Karen.
I like that description, Bente. : )
A pause full of prettiness…
Lovely imagery. Enjoy what’s left of your summer.
Thank you! Yes, still a few more weeks of lovely weather I hope.
I recognized those tiny lichens – they make their own little worlds sometimes, don’t they? And then you make an entirely new one – magic!
They do make their own little worlds. Thanks for your kind comment.
These are gorgeous. Fungi and lichen fascinate me and I see thus is called Pixie Cup Lichen. Lovely!
Lichens and fungi are so interesting, aren’t they? The pixie cups are my favourite! Thanks, Ashley.
Another beautiful series Karen. I just love your focus technique.
Thank you, David. I’m glad you do! : )
great ‘watercolor’ photos 🙂
They are ‘coloured’ with a bit of water in a way.
Thanks very much!
Ohh, such lovely color and light. Beautiful.
These are fairyland. So beautiful, delicate and wispy. They could be underwater.
They are layered with water reflections so I see why you would get that sense. I always think these little pixie cups look like they should grow underwater…
If plants have dreams, these are surely they. Wonderful!
Thank you, Richard!
These are beautiful images – and something that I know nothing about – in this land down under! We are waiting for the sweet whispers of warm summer air but I am sorry that means plunging you back into the cold – where has the last six months gone?
Thank you, Veronica.
Time does move swiftly, I think because there is so much to to! I actually love autumn and enjoy winter – but the warmth of the spring and summer are always welcome by the end! (It’s the short daylight hours that I find discouraging!)
You take us to the most wonderful playgrounds!
I’m glad you think so, Patti. you just have to eat some sort of mushroom and then you could sit in the pixie cup! : )
I was just saying to Pete: summer would be starting to close now if we were in Britain, can you believe it? neither of us could. Sorry. 🙂 hehehe xxx
No need to apologize, Gigi! : )
You enjoy that spring/summer you have coming, it will be wonderful. It’s already feeling a bit cool today …
Gorgeous colour and the textures Karen. Those subtle green and grey tones are beautiful and the light is wonderful.:-)
Hi Adrian, thank you! I do love those colours….
Love these! A world of enchantment.
Yes, i find this small world enchanting, too. Thanks, Nareen.
Do love this series Karen
Thank you, Lesley Ann!
Lovely images as always, Even if they portend the summer’s ending.
Thank you, Ron. Yes, seasonal shifts are already happening…
I am fascinated by the intense emotional quality of your pictures. They convey your deep respect and admiration for Mother Nature.
Marcelo, thank you. Yes, absolutely. : )
Stunning photos, Karen. I love the golden light coming through slightly in the third picture. And of course, I could not help but think of jewellery (2nd picture).
Oh yes, jewelry – I could see that correlation. Those are thin branches reflected on water ripples. Thanks for your comment, Dominique.
Like discovering an underwater Baroque principality. Just gorgeous.
A very nice thought! Thanks, Steven.
Yes, stunning…lovely photos….
Thanks very much, Scott.
Most welcome. 🙂
Ever more mind-blowing. Love to follow the evolution of styles in this blog, Karen…
Much thanks, Alessandro. You are too kind.
I hope you have been having a lovely summer!
Have been playing catch-up. Nice work, as usual.
Karen, these are totally wonderful and amazing. The macros alone would have been something to behold, but have made a great deal more out of them than I could imagine. Total love for these!
I’m sort of enamored with pixie cup lichen! I’m glad you like them, they are layered with some water reflections – for some reason these lichens remind me of sea anemones …
I can see anemones in them too. Especially layered with water.
Superb images !
these are beautiful works
Thank you, I am fond of these myself. I’m glad you like them!