Basic Guidelines: Nature based subject matter. Please, declare captive subjects. Keep your image at/under 700 pixels on the long axis for in-line viewing and try to keep file size under 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site at Flicker, Photobucket, your own site, etc. Feel free to link your image to a larger version. In the strictest sense, nature photography should not include hand of man elements. Please refrain from images with obvious buildings or large structures. A bird on the fence or bug on your finger is fine. Try to minimize man made features, keep the focus on nature, and let common sense be your guide. Let's post 1 image per week. More details please check here.Monday Morning Greetings, Lazy thunderstorms rolling through outside make for the perfect atmosphere to open this week. More rain, more of a little of everything growing and flowing out there. I hope you've had a great week and have been able to get out and enjoy nature, near or far. This is a simple but elegant mushroom, Tremellodendron pallidum. It's usually more flattened, but this one is stately in stature and almost crown like. It's time to get the week started. What better way to do that than to share some good times and images here in Monday in Nature.