Awaking with the morning,
I took hold of my camera and entered the woods just in time to startle a pair of deer enjoying a patch of gold.
My eyes to feasted on the yellow which surrounded me.
Then I followed the mown path to where it led,
arriving in time for sunrise over the hayfield.
Back in the woods I discovered a nice spray of Nidulariaceae or Birds nest fungi. It is hard to see the tiny spore-filled "eggs." Each peridia may contain several of these eggs which, when mature will spray onto neighboring twigs and grass blades.
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I really need to learn to walk more quietly.