Down on My Knees

Getting down on my knees, as close to the ground as possible, is a must for macro shots of mushrooms. Getting there is not a problem for me at all. Getting back up, on the other hand, is slowly getting tougher over time but I don’t give up easily or quickly. This is my response for today’s daily prompt.

Is there anything you feel too old to do anymore?

Wild mushrooms were growing along the Chellberg Farm trails – Indiana Dunes National Park.


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Daily Prompt

40 responses to “Down on My Knees”

    1. Seems to be one of those common issues we have to learn to deal with as we get older. 😏

  1. Great shots, Pepper! I know the feeling about getting back up again.

    1. Thanks, Sue. It really isn’t a huge issue for me yet, but I can tell there are changes happening slowly over time, 😏

  2. It’s so worth it though, especially when the pictures turn out nicely like this.

    1. Aw, thanks. I usually don’t even think about my knees until I am down and realize I now have to get back up. πŸ˜‚

    1. It is a wild mushroom but I don’t know anymore than that. I come across wild mushrooms quite often along the trails of the Indiana Dunes National Park but I don’t ever remember seeing one quite like this. I think that is why it caught my attention. πŸ˜‰

        1. Thanks and have a wonderful day. 😊

  3. BTW, Pepper, it was awesome catching up with your posts! Hope all is well! I’ve started babysitting my new grandson 2-3 days a week on top other things, but oh so loving it. πŸ™‚ Finding computer time has been so hard, and I will only read your posts on it so I can see your photos big & beautiful. 😊

    1. Good for you for putting your family first. There’s nothing more special than spending time with your grandkids. Enjoy! 😊

  4. Your response to the daily prompt would be mine too 😁 I’ve done the ‘downward dog getting up’ that Eliza mentioned myself since my knee replacement. I’m not too pretty on doing it though.πŸ˜‚ At least my grandkids don’t laugh at me! 🀣

    1. I tried it after watching a video on it and I can see how it can be so helpful. Have a restful Sunday, Donna. 😊

  5. Nice macros! Yeah, getting up is tricky. πŸ˜‰ (In yoga, I learned to do a downward dog, then push up with my hands. It works!) I’ve had to alter my distance and terrain in recent years. No more uneven ground, must be flattish, due to knee issues. One must adapt!

    1. I had to lookup a downward dog because I had no idea what that was. Thanks for the advice. If I don’t have my camera bag on my back, I don’t usually have much of a problem. It might be time to decrease some of the weight I am carrying in my backpack and add some more stretching to my routine. 😊

      1. Yoga has been my saving grace, and has kept me able to garden. It is so gentle that I’ll be able to do it into my old age. πŸ™‚ Highly recommended, you just have to find a good teacher. Mine does Zoom classes if you are interested. πŸ™‚

  6. The effort was certainly worth it. Running is not what it used to be walks ,yes.

    1. Yes, it was definitely worth the effort and I’ll probably do it again. 😁

  7. They are real beauties. I’m glad you made the effort!

    1. They were too wonderful to pass on clicking. 😊

  8. Yes, I know that feeling. I don’t go on long hikes any more. But actually I enjoy shorter walks but taking more time to observe.

    1. Love your perspective of taking more time to observe. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. 😊

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