Gem (my dog) and I walk every morning. He’s a schnoodle and habit is most important to him. Most times, we log in 2 miles. It’s his joy. My doctor once asked me how long it takes me to walk a mile. I told her it depended on how many times Gem stops, smells the area and goes potty. With geese, ducks, skunks, coyotes and other dogs around, there is a lot to smell.

Sometimes I’ll notice something and wish I had my camera, but this is Gem’s time. His walking needs keep us both healthy and moving. But, one morning I noticed some nice mushrooms and promised myself to get my camera and return immediately. Yes, I’m that lazy that I have to promise myself!

I did return with my Fujifilm XT3 and new macro lens. Here’s what I got.

One thing, when you lie down on the grass face down with your camera, you’ll get lots of concern from your neighbors! I love the accordion effect these mushrooms have, and think my new lens performed well.

Yep, you never know what you’ll find when walking the dog!

4 thoughts on “You never know what you’ll find when walking the dog: Mushrooms

  1. I know what you mean about the dilemma of “to bring, or not to bring” your camera. I can’t tell you the times I’ve schlepped if for no reason, but then those times I didn’t have it….ugh!!!

    Beautiful photos of an interesting subject! Did you use a macro lens?

    1. Thanks Donna! Yes, it was a macro lens. I don’t bring my camera along on our morning walks because it’s Gem’s time and I focus on him. If it’s worth it, I can go back. Hope you’re doing well.

  2. So true about dogs! Sniff, sniff, sniff. One thing I am pretty careful about is scavenging – my dogs from early on know “drop it” – dogs pick up too many scary things. I like to take the dogs out for “sniffs” but my husband likes the fast walk. Both work for our girls as they come home and wrestle even after 5 miles.

    Your mushroom shots are great! And your macro lens performed very well, indeed.

    1. Thanks -N! I know that dogs can pick up non-healthy stuff. The ground is their dining table. I’m usually needing about a half hour rest after our walk. One day we went 2.8 miles and Gem just collapsed. He’s 10 years now. But he revived quickly. Take care.

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