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Saturday … a hunt for toadstools and mushrooms.

October 12, 2013

I don’t get too excited about the countryside; never quite got it!  I suppose it relates back to my childhood in the post war days; when we lived close to nature.  We were as children exposed to the elements with its hardship and discomfort; not always seeing the colour and the glory.  

Of course know I have developed a liking towards rural things and can even wax lyrical about trees, birds, and fields.  

Except mushrooms and toadstools; I have seen them growing in dank dark places; in corners of woods and fields.  I have even picked some and eaten them for breakfast and they are delicious.  But, I have never seem them as pretty as those seen in picture books.  I have rarely seen more than one or two in a clump never in a pretty circle.  I saw one last week and photographed it but it was not much more than a beige blob.  I have seen fungi but that also doesn’t exude aesthetic pleasure.   So you can imagine I have given up looking for pixies and fairies dancing around looking pretty.

So in preparation for my exhibition tomorrow I thought might get excited about a toadstool and the type I haven’t seen yet.  

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 13, 2013 8:37 am

    I hope the exhibition is a great success!
    We love spotting fungi while out on walks and in our garden – I’ve only seen the red spotty toadstools in pine woods on the N Norfolk coast or in the Lake District.

    • October 13, 2013 8:43 am

      Thanks Celia, I am ‘mixed’ at the moment so not such a bad feeling.

  2. October 23, 2013 12:20 pm

    So is this no. 987? We are cataloging the rubber stamps and have 986 images in our collection. We know of 12 at the museum. How many more are there out there?!

    • October 23, 2013 12:29 pm

      This is my version of Peter’s stamp … I don’t have any ‘real’ ones?

    • October 23, 2013 12:30 pm

      I would love to see the stamps … is that possible?

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