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Welcome to my photo journal blog! Here are my first drafts of poetry & prose inspired by my nature photos fresh and #NewThisDay

#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Umbrella, Parasola

Umbrella, Parasola

Commonly referred to as the Pleated Inkcap, and sometimes as the Little Japanese Umbrella, Parasola (formerly Coprinus) plicatilis is a very delicate member of the inkcap group of fungi. It occurs in short grass.

This is one of the many short-lived grassland fungi that appear overnight following rain; the fruitbodies develop, expand, shed their spores and decay within 24 hours and by the next morning there is usually no evidence of them ever having existed.
— http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/parasola-plicatilis.php

First, a pink sunrise over the river.

I walk and walk and nothing strikes my fancy. 

Home across the meadow, into my yard, the little parasol perched in the grass.

By tomorrow this little beauty will be gone.