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Monday, April 2, 2012

Looking For Magic


Why do I love to take pictures of mushrooms? That's a question I've been thinking about since I took this photo. What is it about them that makes me grab my camera? After all they are very common and not beautiful like flowers! What really draws me to them? Is it their shape? Their details? Their color? Is it because they're small and I like macro photography? Yes, to all of the above, but I don't think that's all! I think the child in me loves the magic that mushrooms bring to mind. I see one and my imagination immediately kicks into gear and I wonder if a wood sprite or a fairy or even a gnome lives under the mushroom. Under this mushroom would be a pretty spot to live surrounded by lovely woodland violets.

I've been told I'm a child at heart. And that is a good thing! I don't want to be old and staid! I want the simple things in life to bring me joy. I want to smile and laugh. I want to play, especially with my grandsons. I want to live my life looking for the positive and for a little touch of magic!

Linking with Kat Eye Studio and her photo-heart connection. On her site we share the photos that connect strongly with us; the ones that touch our hearts! Drop by her site and read a few of the post; some will make you smile, some will make you laugh and some will bring a tear to your eye! There's still plenty of time to link your own photo and your photo-heart connection!

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27 comments:

  1. Oh, I can see those little fairies and woodland creatures hiding behind that mushroom. I remember story books from my childhood that had illustrations with that kind of image. It brings back some lovely memories.

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  2. First thing I did was look to see if their was a magical creature underneath. Really beautiful shot.

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  3. Very magical indeed ~ Love the photo ~ awesome ~ Come join my Magical Monday meme ~ It is perfect! ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  4. Great reasons to take these wonderfull and awesome pictures.

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  5. Wow Cathy this is beautiful! Did you use a tripod to get this shot? Love it!

    Jelly Beans

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  6. I love how you let your imagination run with this photo. I can see why you selected it for PHC in March. Lovely!

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  7. love the reference to fairies and woodland creatures as well as the shot

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  8. I'm with you on mushrooms, I love them too. They bring to mind childhood memories of fairies and gnomes. There's definitely something magical about them.

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  9. I love this photo and your thoughts behind it, Cathy! I could almost see "someone" peeking around the stem of the mushroom - but when I looked, they ran over behind the violet leaf.

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  10. It is wonderful to have a childlike enthusiasm for life! This lovely image does get our imaginations going....it is magical!

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  11. mushrooms always make me think of fairies ! I like your picture very much !

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  12. This is a truly magical image. It makes me think of fairy stories and magical creatures. Stunning.

    Mollyxxx

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  13. Beautiful picture you show.
    Wishing you a good day / good Easter.
    Hugs Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  14. So pretty, I absolutely imagine a fairy living here too, such a sweet, magical image.

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  15. I love the magic you see in mushrooms. You bring us to your point of view through your wonderful images, and we see the magic in them too. They may not be as flashy as the flowers, calling "photograph me" quite as loudly, so it takes a special eye to find their beauty. We are lucky to have you show it to us! Thanks for sharing your mushroom-love in the Photo-Heart Connection.

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  16. I only wish I had more of them to photograph....a couple of weeks ago I had some small purple ones and was excited...only I quickly forgot when I picked up the rake the same day before I got my camera and racked them all up. .. they blended in with the dirt! Great photo-heart connection.

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  17. I want to flutter my wings and play under the mushroom as well beautful shot.

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  18. Wonderful. Yes, never stop looking for magic. Great photo.

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  19. I think of a children's fairy tale when I see a shot like that. I love the lavender flowers with the mushroom, very nice.

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  20. There isn't much I can draw, but as a little girl I always made drawings of a little house in a mushroom, haha. Lovely photo, I can really understand that you took this photo, it looks like a fairy-tale.
    Thank you for visiting my blog as well, thank you so much for your kind comments on my photo, it is very much appreciated.

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  21. SUch a magical photo, looks like it's straight from the pages of a tale about fairies & such.

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  22. I immediately started picturing beautiful fairies living under your mushroom. This was a wonderful magical picture to share!

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  23. I love your mushroom photo next to the charming violets. It's so nice that you touched the child deep within you to evoke the magic you felt when you captured this charming image.

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  24. Even before I read your words my brain went to thoughts of fairies and magic. Your image is glorious.

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  25. Wonderful shot. It does look like a little magic fairy world. Nothing wrong with being a "kid at heart" as I believe the same way.

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  26. It is a magical shot...I too wondered what might be able to live under the mushroom. Being a child at heart is a great blessing! Having grandchildren to enjoy that with is a double blessing.

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