Saturday, 22 January 2011

A Walk in the Woods and Shadow Shot Sunday

We went to Nap Wood today. It is ages since we last went. I want to go in each season as it is interesting to look for the changes. Springtime visit here. The weather was overcast and cold. I found tiny shadows in amongst tiny plants. See other shadows from around the world at HeyHarriet here.
Large bracket fungus with my hand for scale.
This was on the massive fallen tree we found.
(See animation at the end of the post)
A dark pool with reflected trees.

The arrow is pointing to the deer we saw in the distance-honestly it is!
We could see it for ages running around the edge of the wood.

Small shadows in the moss and fungus.
Small shadows in the lichen and leaves.
I love this lichen green.

Shadows behind some loosening bark. Doesn't it look just like a mask?
You can almost make out an eye behind one of the holes.

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Now you see me, now you don't!


Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

What a hoot you lil' leprechaun...wonderful shots of your wooded walk, looks like it needs a little sprintime...and maybe some of our snow from Iowa...ha!

Have a great weekend!!!

Sylvia K said...

You are indeed a lil' leprechaun! What a fun post for the day! A fun walk in the woods! Nothing better! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


Ralph said...

We think of a fallen tree to be dead and devoid of life. Not so! The large log is teeming with life, the fungi quite alive. Life abounds...

You are quite the magician, appearing and disappearing. But please don't tell us how - we don't want to know and lose the magic!

Janine said...

Again, wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing! That fungus is amazing! You are so cute!

Dianne said...

I love the now you see me/now you don't
what a cool effect!!

all your photos are wonderful
you made fungus beautiful :)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!
My shadow shot, hope you can come by.

Miss Becky said...

ha! I love that last shot. I clicked on the spring post and that was a real pleasure to see. I love what your eye finds to photograph - your photos are totally unique and very cool. you get down and see the small things. so lovely. the reflection in the pool is gorgeous and I like the shiny wetness of the first photo. very nice. happy SSS!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots in the woods.

Linda Sue said...

Beautiful fungus- The lichen is the type I find up here everywhere and incorporate in to my felted elves clothing. Love your disappearing act- you are MAGIC!

Hey Harriet said...

Haha! I love the lil' leprechaun reference made by the guys above! Perfect! These are great shots! I could spend hours with my camera in a place like that surrounded with giant fungus and lichen and the like! Lucky you! Hope you're enjoying your weekend Sarah :)

Hey Harriet said...

Oh and I thought 'sligs' was just a term for baby slugs. Shows how much I know!

Rattling On said...

Great photos, Sarah, and love your special effect at the end!!

Tracy said...

haha... How do you do that?! Very fun,'re like a msichevious woodland elf or something! ;o) But LOVED this woodland walk. And no snow there! Wow... no snow, I almost can't remember that--LOL! Happy weekend ((HUGS))

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

They're all fabulous, but I think my favorite of your photos is the lichen.


Hope your weekend has been treating you well.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

I love fungi, lichen and the sort...great shots!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sarah your shadow shots are gorgeous ! I love the fungus and how huge it IS !! .. the mask was very creepy and I can make out that"eye" SPOOKY !
You are a Libra too : ) that is why you are so good at what you do!
Joy : )
PS .. "Blink" Dr. Who ??LOL

Anonymous said...

A fabulous collection of photos - and I love your animation!!

Gallery Juana said...

looks like a lovely walk in the woods.

Gabbi said...

What gorgeous woods Sarah! You make me feel like I should be out in the forest... also, you are a lovely girl. Wonderful photos.

jabblog said...

Lovely place to walk and so much to see. There are small differences every day as the year turns.

snoopydog said...

Looks like a lovely place to walk. Such a clever effect you've created in the last pic. Love it! Have a good week. Ros

Shell said...

First, the name Nap Woods is a great name. Inspires all kinds of enchantment in my head. I lurve all the pics and the one of you appearing and disappearing.
Happy Sunday, Sarah.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


If shadows could talk,
Just what would they say?
If you listen close,
You’ll hear them, you may.
Shadows do chatter
And gossip and talk
In the store windows,
Along the sidewalk,
Over the mountains,
On prairie and plain,
Begging for sunshine
And not days of rain;
Emboldened by light,
The stark shadows say:
“We’re out for a lark,
Please join us at play!”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Sweeper

Sam said...

*sigh* this post makes me pine for Autumn/ Winter - so, so lovely! Love the pool shots particuarly! I've been meaning to experiment with the giff link you posted a couple of weeks ago - love the appearing/ disappearing you!! It looks fun to do! Happy week to you!

Marisa said...

Love this !!