Tag Archives: mushrooms

cloud flowers.

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finding a mushroom village – autumn in sugarbush park

 

“mushrooms were the roses in the garden of that unseen world,

because the real mushroom plant was underground.

the parts you could see – what most people called a mushroom –

was just a brief apparition. a cloud flower.” 

-margaret atwood, the year of the flood

 

forage.

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oyster mushrooms at play in their natural habitat

foraging for mushrooms in the late autumn shade in the woods 

hunting in nooks and crannies, logs, trees, mossy patches

there we met a few fungi along with their mold and lichen cousins

luckily my daughter and grandies have studied a lot about mushrooms

why i’m here to tell my story.

“on the subject of wild mushrooms,

it is easy to tell who is an expert and who is not;

the expert is the one who is still alive.”

donal henahan

‘shrooms.

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in keeping with the food theme of the month

and lucky timing

i visited mushroom park

as part of my ann arbor park walk

and there i found

 a wonderful unique park

smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood

surrounded by

a group of small rolling grassy berms

 once i walked through the path between the little hills

there was a sweet little playground

and a series of

interesting psychedelic painted ceramic mushrooms

it had a very special feel about it

i kept expecting to cross paths with a gnome or fae folk

instead i found a colorful hand-painted rock

one had left behind

and if i had to guess

i’d say that this charming little park

just may have been created in the ’60s.

“i’m just some lunatic macaroni mushroom, is that it?”

-joe pesci

 

credits: mushroominfo.com, national food days/months

 

 

morel.

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they searched in all the secret places
hinted at
whispered
looking carefully
for the elusive morel
only to return home
empty handed
and took a walk
into their own backyard
where they found them
by the fence
under the trees
waiting quietly
for their return
and discovery.
“life is too short to stuff a mushroom.”
-shirley conran