It’s amazing what you can turn up once you go rooting through the undergrowth of your photofiles. This is a shot taken in Scotland, Aberfeldy to be precise. I was up there on holiday and I took a walk through the deeply wooded hillsides around the town, The Birks. A rising and falling sequence of pathways through a ravine, never far from the constant rush of flowing water. Clumps of mushrooms dotted the pathways, the rotted down fallen leaves providing the perfect home for these odd inhabitants of the plant/animal world. I’ve no idea what species these mushrooms are, I’ll leave that to the experts on this very complicated question of identity. I’ll content myself with admiring their beguiling, alien beauty.