Walking along a forested trail... I chance to catch a glimpse...
Just a brief flash of color... something that looks a bit out of place.
I've learned to stop and investigate every little thing that
catches my eye. Although the practice does deteriorate my mph figure
to a great degree, I am frequently blessed with forest floor surprises
such as this growing Amanita. This specimen was almost completely
hidden away beneath the ground cover foliage... just like Christmas
when I spy something like this!