New Photo Submissions Request: Oct, Nov, Dec

Hello wonderful Nature-Led friends. Some of you have asked to do more and I also love the variety of submissions we get!

Rhubarb Leaf of Culinary Rhubarb plant (R. x hybridum), Washington State, USA Fall 2022, By Melanie Reynolds

October : Leaves

We have entered into the season of Fall for the northern hemisphere and the middle of Spring for the southern hemisphere. Find us a leaf or leaves that capture your imagination!

Photo Submissions Due: October 31

Pictures will be posted on November 1st.

Lewis’ Mock Orange (Philadelphus lewisii) leaf in October. Washington State, USA Fall 2022 By Melanie Reynolds

I like the way the tinge of green at the lower edge makes it look as if the chlorophyll has drained out of the leaf.

November: Fungi/Mushrooms

Such a fascinating family of organisms we know so little about.

Earthstar mushrooms (Geastrum saccatum) Washington State, USA 2021 By Melanie Reynolds

Photo Submissions Due: November 30th

Pictures will be posted on December 1st.

Unknown Fungi on a rotting stump. Washington State, USA 2022 By Melanie Reynolds

December: Nature at rest

Our most ambiguous photo submission request to date. I live in the Northern hemisphere, so I often think of nature as being at rest or slowed down during the months of December through February, but this is also the beginning of Summer for the Sothern Hemisphere, so maybe not such a restful time there?

Still, I can think of no better nature topic for December and I’m curious to see what you can come up with for such a vague photo prompt. The only parameters are that the picture be taken outside and that a human is not the focal point.

Sleeping Wolf at the Cougar Mountain Zoo, Issaquah, WA, USA By Melanie Reynolds

Photo Submissions Due: December 31st

Pictures will be posted on January 1st.

Pine Siskins resting on a dormant Hardy Hibiscus ‘Aphrodite’, Woodinville, WA, USA By Melanie Reynolds

Photo Submission – Please Read

Email to:

Subject line: Photo Submission for [month] (Multiple months of photos in one email is fine.)

Image: Attached as a .JPEG or .PNG file

Captions for each picture:

Subject in the photo, State/Providence & Country, Date (optional). Your name as you want it to appear, Your blog link (if you have one)

(This will save me so much time and reduce errors if I can copy and paste the photo details and not hunt for blog links, preferred names, etc.)

Feel free to add any interesting notes about a picture. I love stories and learning! Let me know if it’s just a story for ‘my eyes only’ or if I can share any part of it along with the photo.

Thank you!

Have a wonderful week and make time for being outside!

13 thoughts on “New Photo Submissions Request: Oct, Nov, Dec

    1. Great! I love that it inspires you to try to get out and capture new nature pictures, of course, there is no limit on a great nature photo. Sadly, overzealous landscapers were hired to clean up the property where the Earthstar mushroom colony has and now they are no more.


  1. I don’t know why I can’t get this blog of yours to update on my reader. I always worry I will miss a post. But here I am, and I will send in some submissions too. I love these and it’s relaxing to view all the submissions you get. I remember during the pandemic, when we were all in lock down, I did a photo submission post called Happy Moments, where readers could send in pictures of things that made them happy. It was so popular I had to do 18 installments of it!!!!!

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  2. I checked the word Pando per your suggestion Melanie, loved it! honoring its roots, I spread this info:
    Pando was once thought to be the world’s largest organism! It is also known as The Trembling Giant.
    It is an enormous grove of quaking aspens that take the “forest as a single organism” metaphor and makes it literal: the grove really is a single organism. Each of the approximately 47,000 or so trees in the grove is genetically identical and all the trees share a single root system. While many trees spread through flowering and sexual reproduction, quaking aspens usually reproduce asexually, by sprouting new trees from the expansive lateral root of the parent. The individual trees aren’t individuals but stems of a massive single clone, and this clone is truly massive. “Pando” is a Latin word that translates to “I spread.”

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