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Old Oct 29, 2010, 4:35 PM   #1
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It was a fine & bright autumn here in East Tennessee, and now it is fading. But still a rich season for outdoor discovery. Here are a few scenes and discoveries "along the trail" this past week.

There were still a few bright sourwood and sugar maple leaves hanging on, and some virginia creepers holding onto a few pink leaves...
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All the richness of fallen leaves and rain makes for perfect fungus growing conditions. Here are some brown jelly fungus, some panther mushrooms (some acting as cups!), and a strange white fungus (I think it's some kind of stinkhorn - it certainly did stink, but the gnats loved it!)
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And here are some Turkey Tail Fungi helping a fallen limb decay. (We've had lots of fallen limbs - keeps me busy with the trail work!)
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Only a few brave "bugs" out on the cool wet autumn mornings. This Katydid let me get quite close! We haven't heard them at night for a few weeks, but still see a few out by day - mostly females like this one.
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Out along the park lake, the leaves are hanging on a bit longer - more sheltered from wind, and more soil moisture... Which version of this reflection do you prefer?
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And these autumn mornings (especially after heavy rainfalls the night before) are full of mist. Makes for some interesting landscapes!
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Looking forward to more late-autumn rambles in the wild places.

Hope you enjoyed this little stroll around the park, and that you will share your comments & critique!
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Another wonderful series...

Liked the Fungi and the Katydid especially...
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Beautiful mole, those landscapes are some of the best Ive seen. Would buy it and hang on my wall

well done
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Those are gorgeous landscapes in the mist. Beautiful - would like to see them larger though ! Those panther mushrooms are great too ! Another cracking series.

You know you can easily make a book of your favourite shots now (there are plenty of book making sites out there now) and it's very easy to do via Aperture or LR. You could make a simply fantastic coffee table book from the best of your shots. Great Xmas present for family & friends too !
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