Wednesday, April 15, 2009
All photos Assiniboine Forest, Winnipeg, MB. April 13, 2009.
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These are pixie cups. They're teeny-tiny, slow-growing, and almost out of the range of the super-macro function of my digital camera. And I was wearing M's hip-waders and crouching by the side of the log where these lichen were growing, after a two-hour hike.
I focused and re-focused the camera, hoping that I'd get one shot where something was sharp.
And this was the one.
Thanks to M for letting me wear his work hip-waders in the flooded forest, for following behind me in the BIG boots and, when he caught up with me the odd time, catching my hand.
It was a marvelous walk. My second in a week when I was floundering, inundated with deadlines if not literal water. And it was fun to crouch on the ground without getting soggy or to wade through the deepest ditches without worrying about a full boot.
(Speaking of water, did I mention that my roof leaked this week?)