This is the tale of two would-be photographers who made way too much noise in the woods. One day, they filled up the card in their best camera, and from that point forward they went on their journeys armed with a 3.2 megapixel cell phone. Try as they might, all of the deer, birds, and rodents they attempted to photograph wound up blurry. One day they decided to photograph turtles and wound up doing fairly well, but one can’t fill the flora/fauna section of a website with turtle pictures alone.
That’s when Tom decided that he should try to get a picture of a mushroom. It wasn’t easy, but on the third attempt he managed to sneak up on one and got a decent closeup. Being the fun guy (fungi…ha, ha) that he is, the mushroom decided to pose, and Tom got this once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Meanwhile, Candee slipped up on a hungry grasshopper on the new Big Slackwater section of the towpath. The grasshopper generally could have gotten away, but today he had three choices: jump out onto the trail and risk being eaten by a bird, dive into the mouth of a hungry bass swimming in the Potomac River, or grudgingly sit tight and let Candee take his picture. Against his better judgment, he chose the latter. The moral of this story is… Hmmm, I’ll have to think about that one for awhile!