Sometimes things aren’t what they appear to be.
At a distance this didn’t seem like anything special. Just more moss covered rocks in a pile that pretends to be a stone wall. Not until I examined it closely by trying to pull the head off did I realize this was a one piece stone. It kind of looks like a turtle to me. I think it would like living in my pond garden if I can coax it to follow me home.
Sometimes ya got to take a closer look. The tip of the head had some interesting moss. The ‘sky’ background is actually shadowed snow.
Sometimes ya don’t get a second look. It was a stand off. A deer out in the corn stubble had spotted me as I fumbled for my camera. No way was I going to be able to stalk this one for a closer shot.
another day – another deer. nothing to see here, time to move on
Sometimes ya got to know what you’re looking at. This is an ant hill. The area is swampy so the ants have to build up instead of down to avoid getting flooded out. I’ve never seen one more than a couple feet high but I have seen them about 4 feet across.
A look across the front yard from the widow at my desk. The Amish are using stealth buggies that confuse my camera. See it? It wasn’t all that stelthy because of the noise. I could hear it coming down the road and had just enouth time to get the window opened.
A not so quick camera setting change gave me enought time to get another shot off before it moved out of range.
These photos were taken yesterday. The snow in the yard is nealy gone now. Whoot! Mud Season has arrived.
Keep looking. I found more stuff today.
This looks Lichen some kind of mutant terrestrial kelp to me. To even guess at the identity would make me look lichen some kind of Foliose.
I did look around the web for clues.
The closest thing I saw that looked like this was – Nephroma resupinatum
I didn’t have to look this one up. I know it’s a velvet foot mushroom.
I thought it was cute growing in the knot hole.