Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ABC Wednesday--T is for

T is for Tiny        Here is a collection of some of the tiny things we saw while hiking this weekend, beginning with the tiny sprouts of the fiddlehead ferns. they looked like copper wires sticking out of the mulch of the forest floor.
And the calypso orchid which stands only about three inches high.

This tiny mushroom was only about two inches, but then we found these unusual fungus, which we were assured are edible. They reminded us a bit of gummy bears. they are less than an inch.
 
None of them matched the tiny mushrooms we saw in the fall a couple of years ago.

Which were eclipsed by some even tinier.

ABC Wednesday coming down to the end of the Sixth Round.

10 comments:

jingleyanqiu said...

Tiny is cute T word...
loved it!
;)

Krista said...

How terrific! That tiny orchid is such a teeny beauty!

Paulie said...

Terrific display of those tiny mushrooms! (I hate how I think of words to say while comment box is loading and see that someone else has already used those words.) Ü

Leslie: said...

Great shots of some terrific tiny things! :D

diXymiss said...

Great shots of some amazing, tiny, natural specimens. The orchid is particularly beautiful.

Roger Owen Green said...

TINY but TERRIFIC!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

Wow - I've never seen mushrooms like those. The gummy bear look is definitely cool! But I used to see hundreds of the fiddleheads and calypso orchid - not so many now.

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

What a magical place!

Ann said...

The calypso orchid is so beautiful. I like the fiddleheads of the ferns too.

Jay said...

I love your tiny things!

The fungus in the last few pictures belong to a special group, with its own name - not 'mushrooms' or 'toadstools' but something unique. I wish I could remember what it is!