Friday, October 1, 2010

A Morning With Little Orange Mushrooms

I have been told that missing princesses are guarded by mythical dragons that fly and spout fire; I find no castle and sleeping dragon over here, but see little orange mushrooms, and mosquitoes are their guardian.

The mosquitoes maybe not as strong as a dragon, but they manage wave after wave of air attacks.

These little mushrooms are smaller than my pinkie nail, but are visible at a dark corner. Those "Ninja" mosquitoes just come from nowhere.

I am not a prince who rides on a white horse but am armed with a flashsaber, the mosquitoes somehow change to attack from behind. My dark blue trouser is an obvious target to them. I can feel the stings.

I then leave the mushrooms behind. The mosquitoes may think that they are the winner, yet I have actually captured the soul of mushrooms.

Who care who are the winner in the end.

27 comments:

Icy BC said...

Stunning mushrooms, and gorgeously capture by the great adventurer! Beautiful and so rare, Rainfield..

Bengbeng said...

this is a stunning mushroom, i love the top, it is like a pearl

Life Ramblings said...

those mushrooms are such a delight to watch.

Cher said...

great perpectives! and yeah, who cares who wins in the end? life is definitely not a race or about winning competitions...

Cher said...

pardon my missing S.

Mei Teng said...

That's a strange looking mushroom I have never seen before. What's that orange coloured translucent blob on top of the mushroom?

One said...

The first photo reminds me of kuih bahulu. I have not seen this one before. The ones I see usually resembles roti, umbrella or matchstick... :)

George said...

It's very brave of you to endure such attacks to get these wonderful pictures of the mushrooms. They may be little, but they definitely are beautiful.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

These are magnificent macros, Rainfield. Wow! I am so impressed by your adventures these days.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I agree with ONE the first thought in my head was it looks like kuih bahulu. Maybe because I have not break my fast today:)

Sharkbytes said...

Oh, but what is that lovely liquid gem balanced on each little mushroom?

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow, I've never seen one like these- beautiful topping! Must be magical in there!
I think those mosquitoes must feel awful victorious while we're kept occupied (lol).

Ayie said...

lol with the ninja mosquis! indeed they are so light and you'll hardly notice them except the mark and itch that's left.

I can't believe those mushrooms are that small too, great shots.

Grass said...

Interesting encounter with the mosquitos! It's a win-win I guess....:-)

silent moments said...

Those princeses have lovely dresses and shiny crowns....

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for shooting those lovely pictures amidst mosquito attacks :)

CH said...

They really look like kuih bahulu.

Touch gently, don't break them.

rainfield61 said...

Wait till morning, with my backpack at my back, I'll have my next hiking again.

And it goes on, with countless pots of gold to take back.

Diane AZ said...

What an adventurer you are! Maybe your next encounter will be with orange mosquitoes and ninja mushrooms!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and photos, so sorry that you were attacked while getting these lovely mushroom photos.

Frieda said...

Beautiful macros of the mushrooms.
Moscitos all over the world seem to be attracted by the colour blue (it happens in Europe, too...)

Ann said...

may be it is not a mushroom, but some kid tricked you by putting those Chinese New year ckaes? LOL

Your wife is a lucky woman to receive those letters from you.

My Ah Pek is not romantic and doesn't like to write.

jeannette said...

Beautiful mushroooms, Rainfield. They almost look like little pies or dessert cups.

ruthi said...

that is one fascinating mushroom.

Harumi said...

You do come across the rarest of the kind, what an unusual mushroom! And a one that looks like a yummy muffin too. =D

Dev Wijewardane said...

great macro work

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

That's such an interesting mushroom, and fabulous capture by you!