Monday, 21 September 2015
Mushrooms and more
These are the things I brought back from my morning walk. The bigger bunch of berries is (are?) Mountain Ash and the smaller one Cotoneaster ( I think). What I wish I knew more about are mushrooms. I tried looking up mushrooms of B.C. but none looked like this one. The closest was the Booted Amanita but as far as I can see that one does not have a smooth top.
Would you like a little fact about mushrooms that I did find?
One of the earliest records of mushroom use was the case of Otzi, the Tyrolean Iceman, who was frozen in ice but not discovered until1991 in the Italian Alps. Otzi lived 5000 years ago and was carrying three different kinds of mushrooms when he died. The fungi had laxative and antibiotic properties and scientists speculate that he was using them to cure his stomach parasites.I'll bet you were really wanting to know this.
I trimmed back my exuberant Mint plant and was about to throw the tops in the compost when I changed my mind. I can't resist rubbing the leaves as I walk by.
I'm still waiting for these pears to ripen.It's hard to know when winter pears are ready to eat.
I hope your week is off to a great start. Thanks for visiting. Granny Marigold