Silver Lake Fall Reflections

Bigleaf Maples (Acer macrophyllum) reflecting in the water of Silver Lake in Silver Lake Provincial Park near Hope, British Columbia, Canada.

reflection of maple trees fall colours in silver lake provincial park

Fall Colours at Silver Lake (Purchase)

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   Another photograph I made this Fall at Silver Lake Provincial Park in the Skagit Valley near Hope, British Columbia. I was fortunate on both of my trips here last Fall to have a near perfect reflection on the lake – I only wish I’d had even more hours of light to work with all the possibilities!

   I posted a panorama made on the same evening in a previous blog post. I also have a gallery in my newly organized image archive dedicated to Silver Lake Provincial Park you may enjoy.

Mycena Mushrooms

a group of mycena mushrooms in the fraser valley of british columbia
Mycena Mushrooms
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   While failing to find good Fall colours this year I did manage to find a lot of great mushrooms. The trouble is, I have a hard time identifying them. I am great with native plants (Washington State and British Columbia), but just awful with Fungi. I do think this group can be narrowed down to the Genus Mycena (which contains over 500 species). Experts tell me for real identification I’d need detailed photos of the underside and perhaps even spores to look at under the microscope! Drives me nuts not to have a species pinned down, but I think I’m going to have to let it go this time!

   For this photo I tried a few angles but concluded the only way to get a nice shot would be to lay down on the ground – and it worked!