Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mind Theater


Oops, I haven't made any appointment. This unprepared spider never seems to stop knitting in preparation for its breakfast. Photography opportunity? Not its business. A blog update? Not its cup of tea, or bottle of Cola.


But after years of friendship which is hard to leave, and impossible to forget, mushrooms are always ready.


They pose elegantly, magically and, as a result, they are hallucinogenic, especially in pictures.


They are irresistible, and are always played in my mind theater in which Superman appears only during commercials.

31 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I hope the spider finds something yummy for breakfast..Cute mushrooms. Wonderful series of images, Rainfield.. Have a happy weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely light in the spider images, and I always like your mushrooms.

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eileeninmd said...

PS, Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy Valentine's Day weekend!

Debbie said...

when i saw the spider, i thought perhaps i had the wrong blog!! hehehe

but alas there are pretty mushrooms as well!!

have a happy weekend!!!

TexWisGirl said...

you're so cute. yes, your knitter was too busy to sit still and pose. :)

Giga said...

The spider will find breakfast and it may be your favorite mushrooms. Maybe try. :)))

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely images. Have a great St Valentine's Day and a happy weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

A spider, I don't believe it? Oh, here comes the mushrooms, phew, I thought they were finally gone..........

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Olá, belas imagens em macro, seu talento na escrita e no fotografar é magico.
AG

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful shots of the spinning spider and mushrooms ~

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

RNSANE said...

Spiders are not my cup of tea though you photograph them beautifully...ummm, wonder if anyone has ever tried spider tea? Definitely, I'm sure someone has had a drink or two of mushroom tea...not me, though. I prefer to admire their beauty in the forest or to do them in needlework.

RNSANE said...

Hey, rainfield, I just saw an ad on your blog that said "70 year old looks 40". Was that a hint for me?

Sharkbytes said...

Love how the rings of the web mirror the rings of the stump

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed your shots

Ratty said...

if only the spiders were as ready for your blog as the mushrooms. This one seems ready though.

bailey-road.com said...

Such lovely nature shots.

Hannah said...

Your mushrooms do seem always ready but here they disappear over the winter, and the spiders that can be found are living in my house... but great shots of the spider spinning silk and attaching it to the web, aren't they good architects?

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. I like your spider photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Your knitter had an unexpected visit from you. :) Great captures, thanks so much for sharing.

Small Kucing said...

The spiderweb it's qite hard to capture. You have a good eye

MTWaggin said...

Your post made me smile. Love the spider images and its web. Hard shots to get and the teeny shrooms - always adorable.

Laura said...

love that tiny spider!!! Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Juliana said...

Ahaha)) nice!))
creepy spider by the way...

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You cannot expect the spider to stop her work in order to entertain you! I always like to watch others work anyway and she looks pretty good as she toils away! But the mushrooms need to do nothing but sit and be beautiful. That is enough.

Gail Dixon said...

LOL @Sallie. Love the spider and the mushrooms are always obediently posing for you.

DeniseinVA said...

Great macro shots and your commentary made me chuckle. A lovely post and thank you so much for linking with Today's Flowers :)

Judy said...

I love the light and the bokeh in the first photo!!! And I have never seen the light coming through a spider's legs, the way you have captured in the second!!!

Villrose said...

Nice and devious series :)

betchai said...

not only a beautiful photograph of a spider, but also a wonderful mind theater :)

Helma said...

That first picture is really wonderful to see:-) Really done very nicely.