Broad Meadow Brook

This set is a result of a photo walk at Broad Meadow Brook with my daughter, husband, and our friend Marianne.

Tiny and interesting-looking berries.

We saw a lot of berries while walking the trails. I spent a lot of time saying “Don’t eat it!”. It started as a mom-reflex directed at my 17-year-old daughter who does know better than to eat random things in the woods and quickly became a joke every time we encountered any odd-looking berry or fungus. As it turns out, there are a lot of odd-looking things in that woods.

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This fungus is eating a tree. It’s pretty (“Don’t eat it!”).

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I’m not sure why I like to photograph trees this way. It’s partly the texture, I think. I also like the way that some of them look like they could be the surface of another planet.

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There could be a million little creatures¬†living in there. That’s pretty amazing to me.

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The light in the deep woods is lovely. I did exaggerate the effect a bit with some additional vignetting but the actual light breaking through the trees above really did have this effect on everything below.

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These trees’ roots fascinate me. We saw several as we walked but this one really caught my attention. The tree is clinging to a rock that’s hanging over the brook.

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More beautiful light breaking through the trees above and highlighting another fungus that we should not eat.

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Frog!

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This twisted mass of roots was interesting to me. It’s very dark and mysterious looking.
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Well, they look like grapes (and are totally grapes) but again, “Don’t eat it!”

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I have no idea what this thing is. A fungus of some sort. I had the standard advice for everyone, “Don’t eat it!”.

The full set is on Flickr.