Someone visiting the ranch recently told me that I am not doing full pictorial justice to this varied and diverse land. I am apparently drawn to sweeping views like this,
and this, while much of the ranch is covered in forest and the ground littered with leaves and needles where a wide ranging variety of things live. Like these little mushrooms.
So, while I have been driving around in our little orange Kubota bringing in the cattle for our fall gather, I have been trying to retrain my eyes to see the small stuff. These look something like a wedding cake I think.
And we have lots of Spanish moss shimmering in the oaks with captured fall leaves bringing bright spots of color.
Here is an interesting specimen we found lurking in the woods!
This one looks like it belongs under the sea. It seemed to glow amidst the dark cover of trees.Does anyone know what varieties any of these mushrooms are? We were taught by some tree planters to identify and eat morels, (which I didn't find during my recent foray into the woods!) but beyond that we are at a loss.