Lactarius Indigo

So rare to find the color blue,
in nature, below skies.
Deep waters carry aqua hues,
bright sea green tints swim high.

I ran into a blue mushroom,
during my morning walk,
amazement caused my eyes to zoom,
beauty from cap to stalk.

Quickly snapped pictures from afar,
excited head to heel.
Suddenly noticed reddish scars,
then knew these were not real.

Chuckled inside, tilted my head,
huge caps were much too round,
although my hopes had fallen dead,
inspiration was found.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #172 February 6, 2023

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  1. Wow, I had to look this up as I had no idea there was such a mushroom. Doesn’t say whether it is poisonous or not, so I won’t be taking any chances! lol. Love your great take on the prompt. Your inspiration never fails and continues to bless us all Grace! πŸ’™πŸ„

  2. Superb piece brimming with originality, dear Grace. Wondrous writing as always, my friend!! Love the uniqueness here…with your magical touch πŸ€πŸ€—

  3. Adorable take on the prompt, and way to be inspired, Grace! You never know when it’s going to jump up and activate your muse πŸ™‚ πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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