Thursday, 29 October 2015

Autumn 2015 - Indoors and Out

Autumn  has been wet and mild and the woods are full of fungi

Strange and wonderful - the helvella

Warted like sunflower seeds but best not eaten

 Amanita citrina - a palid yellow fungus

 These are the stuff of magic - elf caps

 This is where the myth of Father Christmas came from - Amanita muscaria, the magic mushroom that makes reindeer fly (after they eat them on the tundra where they grow in profusion) and making the animals leap around as if flying.

this is edible

this one will make you sick

I have spent time indoors decorating my living space to make it as calm and soothing as possible - here is my newly decorated kitchen - begged, borrowed and stolen costing just £50.