Rainwater, collected in the curl of a Giant Bird-of-Paradise Leaf, provides a bath and a drink for this little warbler. In the first photo you can see, through the leaf, the outline of her feet where she is standing in the water.
You never know who you'll meet in the grocery store parking lot! These two engaging cockatoos were thoroughly enjoying their outing in Santa Ana. Their dad, Dustin, says Baby Baby and Bird Bird named themselves. How delightful that animals have the ability to generate smiles and bring strangers together for a friendly exchange without the need for introductions!
Meet Tip and Sam - Tip on the right and Sam on the left. In a stroller festooned for the season, they were out holiday shopping with their person in Old Town Pasadena. The two pups put smiles on the faces of many who encountered them. Someone once questioned me about why I sometimes "wasted my time on cute things." I can answer that: because cute brings moments of joy to people of all ages.
Glimpses of magical little faeries flitting through the trees. Love, love, love them!
Abruptly-bulbous Agaricus, Destroying Angel, Brown Dunce Cap, Bleeding Mycena, Dead Man's Fingers, Stinky Squid, Velvety Fairy Fan, Orange Earth Tongue, Wolf's-milk Slime, Hairy Rubber Cup, Green Stain, Witches' Butter, Chocolate Tube Slime.
- from the Audubon Field Guide to North American Mushrooms.