Fairy Playground

Fairy Playground - Photograph by Laura Lecce
Fairy Playground – Photograph by Laura Lecce

Sometimes I think my husband believes I’m crazy by how excited I get when I see a decaying tree trunk full of perfectly formed sprouting mushrooms. I think they’re absolutely adorable, and I mustn’t be the only one. I can see why people have often drawn fairies sitting atop mushrooms and toadstools. They seem like the perfect playground for teeny fairies to bounce across, and shelter under when it rains.

Field of Mushrooms - Photograph by Laura Lecce
Field of Mushrooms – Photograph by Laura Lecce

Mushrooms are also a perfect example of how death gives rise to new life. In the rainforest, every time a tree dies it gives life to millions of other organisms and its legacy lives on. I hope some of you share my delight in photographing mushrooms, and if so, please share a link to your photos, as I would love to see them!

The Lonely Mushroom - Photograph by Laura Lecce
The Lonely Mushroom – Photograph by Laura Lecce