Huge Mushrooms and the Unexplained

by Sheila Finkelstein on September 7, 2010

There are times I “go with my gut” in the photos I feature in Picture to Ponder. Today’s photos are indicative of that. Not especially beautiful or, necessarily, compelling they kept coming up for me, getting in the way of making other choices.

Given, I am currently in a program focused on becoming attuned to my intuition, I decided to let them be. Perhaps they will have meaning for one or more of our subscribers. Please let me know if this fits for you in some way.

In a different conversation, my friend Ellen Britt has put together a program chock full of information from six experts in the field of Social Media Marketing. I suggest checking it out if you are seeking more knowledge on effectively using any of the following for increasing business – Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Today’s Featured Photos

Mushrooms on a lawn from a distance

mushroom from side

front view of mushroom on its side

Today’s Photos

The top photo is an overview of the four mushrooms (see below) that caught my eye, one of which were twins. The three other photos are different views of the same plant.

Today’s Photo Story –
I probably could make up a lot of stories around these mushrooms and bottom line I pretty much said it all above. Two days ago I happened to look out my window at the lawn on the side of the house across the street from me and noticed the very large mushrooms, almost looking like something had “landed” there.

I grabbed my camera, went out, and took several pictures. Because of the lines and the patterns, the overall rhythm, I think, the one that was on its side most appealed to me. At first, I thought it had “fallen over”. When I attempted lifting it off the ground to take further pictures, I found that it was firmly rooted in the ground and was growing that way.

Self-Reflecting Queries
Has anything caught your attention lately, visually or otherwise, and left you wondering why?

When this happens, does it stay with you for dwelling on? Do you look for and add meaning or does it seem to find you?

Do today’s mushrooms, or the circumstances of them, have any particular meaning for you?

If so, especially because of my intuition exploration, I’d appreciate your writing about them in the COMMENTS section below.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda De Narde September 8, 2010 at 1:29 pm

These Mushrooms really grabbed me, especially the second and third one
my first impression was a female popping out of the ground sending wonderful light to the surrounding area, also a telescope like from a sub marine ship emerging and observing,then i noticed a german shepard like dog at the very center top of the second picture, loved these pictures
they made me feel so good, dog i seen was a pleasant surprise


Sheila Finkelstein September 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm

You got me, Linda, and you know I’m always seeing faces and sometimes animal images. AND I don’t see the dog at all! Maybe because I don’t pay that much attention to dogs.


Debii September 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm

These look like the ones that I’ve been pulling up in my yard. Now I know to take pictures of them first! Actually, got some shots of some different kind of mushroom growing on an old tree stump today. When I get them downloaded, I will send you a copy. See what you have unleashed!!! Hee Hee!


Sheila Finkelstein September 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Do you you just pull them up as soon as you see them, Debii, or do you observe the different stages of demise? These were about 8 inches in diameter. I forgot to check them the day after I took the ones posted here.

Two days later, I checked them in the evening and photographed their folding in. Today (3 days later) they were almost cone like. Another neighbor said early yesterday morning they had something hanging down for the edges, all around, looking somewhat like a valance. I was bummed at having missed that.


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