Thursday, 24 October 2013

What a fun guy and other things

When I was a child I hated mushrooms, yeuck!! I would pick them out of food, even the tiniest bits and arrange them all around the edge of my plate.

Then suddenly I decided that I liked mushrooms, and now, I really like them. With one proviso, they must be cooked, I still cannot abide raw mushrooms. One of our favourite dishes is mushroom risotto, an easy quick standby in our house using dried mushrooms. Very tasty.

Despite my love of mushrooms, I am not keen on them growing on my grass though! This time of year they are inevitable though, and when these popped up on our front lawn (I say lawn, think patch of weeds with a little grass thrown in for good measure!) I thought I would photograph their life cycle to see how they progressed.

So, here you are, mushrooms, from starting to grow to starting to go.
















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Thank you for all of the kind comments on my last post. You are a great bunch of people and so very kind and supportive.

I am fine, I just had a wibble, as we all do from time to time. I have chatted and worked it through with a couple of lovely people (thank you if you were one of them) and it has probably been a good thing overall. Some friendships that were just starting out have, I hope, been strengthened and grown because of this.

So, looking on the side of finding the silver linings - which is what I normally try to do!! - it has been a good thing. Strange but true to see what comes out of situations sometimes isn't it.

See, feeling a lot chirpier today!

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Just one more thing - Mr Spammer, PLEASE go away, I am just deleting you, and it is getting a little tedious. You won't get onto my blog with your silly comments, so shove off, and don't go and bother any of my friends either.

Sorry, had to get that out of the way! He is a very annoying little pest.

Amy

38 comments:

  1. Interesting photo series of the dying mushroom heap ;) That's quite a crop you've got!! I like to photograph some of the very interesting toadstools & mushrooms growing in the northern woods. I hate to see when people of kicked them apart just for the fun of it ... they're so cute! Glad you got things sorted out, and are feeling better again. Wendy x

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    1. I hate seeing them kicked over too Wendy. I am surprised that these have lasted so well, as usually the local youths kick them all over the place as they go past, but these must have been too scary for them! Hope to see some of your mushroom photos in the future. xx

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  2. Lovely mushrooms! We just had some last night sauteed in garlic and olive oil with our steaks. Yum!

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    1. Not sure that I would want to eat these ones, but I bet that yours were great, I do like garlic mushrooms!! xx

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  3. Wow, those are some mushrooms! That's a very impressive crop, bigger than I think I've ever seen in a yard.

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    1. I know, they were so enourmous that I had to let them grow, they put in all that effort and it seemed horrid to get rid of them! xx

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  4. Oh my goodness me what brilliat mushrooms, I've never seen so many all together. So pleased you
    are feeling better.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. I know Irene, such a big clump and all on top of each other - weird!! xx

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  5. Very impressive mushroom crop you've got there.
    I love mushrooms, though I'm not brave enough to forage for them, as I can only recognise Blue Buttons, so would probably end up poisoning myself. x

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    1. No, I don't think that I would go picking any mushrooms Jill, especially not these ones, they don't look at all tasty to me, although something has been having a munch around the edges! I think that we should both stick to buying our mushrooms from the shops!! xx

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  6. Wow! That's an incredible heap of shrooms! I cannot stand mushrooms - I am still that child you once were! Pick, pick, pick... They have got to go! I remember my Oma telling me stories about the wrong mushrooms to gather from the forest during our long walks in Germany - she would tell me about how people would die after using the poison mushrooms in soup. So I thought, "Great! Not only do they taste like dirt, they could kill you too!" Ha ha! xo

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    1. It is so funny how these things that people say to us as children stay with us isn't it! I'm glad that I like cooked mushrooms now, but I could never eat a raw one - that is yucky!! xx

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  7. I'm glad you are feeling good! My mom always said that you need to talk things out to make sense of them and to feel better. Your mushroom shots are so cool!!! I just love that there is a hint of personality in them!!! You have a fantastic weekend!!!

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    1. I was amazed at how much the mushrooms changed as they grew and died, I didn't expect so a change. They do seem to have personality don't they! Hope you have a great weekend too. xx

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  8. Those shrooms look huge. I don't like it when they start growing on my grass, I go kick at them. I've never thought to watch their growth before, might be interesting, especially if they get as big as yours.
    Hope your feeling better today :)
    Sally xxx

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    1. Normally I get rid of them too, but these were so big I thought I had to watch and see what happened. It has been amazing. I expect that I will still get rid of the little ones, but I might leave the big ones! All OK here, hope it is with you too. xx

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    2. Amy I come from betsy blog, nice to meet you! how many mushrooms and someones huge!
      I love cook mushrooms but normally here I find the Little:)
      see you:)

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    3. Hi Gloria, great to have you visiting! Hope to see you again. I don't think that these mushrooms would taste very nice! I'll stick to ones from the supermarket. xx

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  9. Mushroom soup anyone?
    Those are ridiculous..but I like the frilly ones!

    Enjoy your weekend ♥
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

    ps....what was your spammer saying??? and why bother with all the word verification to add spam???

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    1. They really are massive aren't they!! Crazy. I'm not sure that the spammer has any idea what he is trying to say, it's all nonsense to me!! Wish they would shove off... You have a good weekend too. xx

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  10. I love mushrooms, the only one in the family who will eat them though. I think fungi is fascinating stuff, so many different types.

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    1. Mushrooms are so amazing aren't they. I think that it is great that you are the only one in your house that likes them - that means all the more for you, plus you can choose the ones that you really like! Have a great weekend. xx

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  11. Not keen on mushrooms really, although I will eat them. When I was little I used to go to my mums friends house for tea if mum was not able to pick me up from school. Trouble was she used to give me soup, which was a sort of grey colour with black bits floating in it. I was too polite and well brought up to say anything, but I can still remember how horrible it was and I really wondered what I was eating. I had no idea it was mushroom soup!

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    1. Oh that is so funny! I guess that would be enough to put anyone off mushroom soup. It doesn't sound at all good! xx

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  12. I really want to go on one of those fungi identification walks - there are so many wild mushrooms in England that I've never seen before. Great pics!

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    1. Thanks Laura, try your local national trust place, they sometimes do fungi walks! Would love to see your pics if you get to go on one. xx

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  13. You've got the great mushroom invasion there on your grass. I've never seen such a crop bunched up together like that. We get some very big and strange ones here but I've never been game enough to eat them. I do love Mushrooms though and Mushroom risotto is a favourite :-) Have a lovely weekend! Mel x PS If you really get sick of spammers, you can stop anonymous comments for a bit. I do that and the spam mail stopped immediately.

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    1. Thanks for the tip Mel, annoyingly he's not anon, what a pest! Glad you like the mushrooms, so weird how they are all piled up on each other for sure. Hope you are having a great weekend. xx

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  14. Great photos Amy.....I love mushrooms and finding them in the grass! We had some very cute tiny yellow ones in the lawn this week which my grandchildren loved seeing. I'm glad you're feeling better.
    Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen x

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    1. Thanks Helen. You will have to get out and take some pics of your mushrooms before they disappear. Nice that you got to show them to your grandchildren. Hope you are having a great weekend. xx

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  15. Crazy growing mushrooms! Great pictures. I love,love,love raw mushrooms! Thank you so much for popping over to Chalky's World and leaving such a kind comment.

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    1. Nope Linda, sorry just cannot do raw mushrooms! Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again. xx

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  16. You would never never ever find those in the grass in Texas! But we do have cacti!
    Oh and though I'll eat raw mushrooms in a salad, I don't prefer them... I love them cooked though!
    Much love,
    Tammy

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    1. I'm glad that I don't have cacti popping up in the grass here Tammy, can you imagine what a stir that would cause!! Hope you are having a great weekend. xx

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  17. What amazing fungi! Did you discover what variety they were?

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    1. I haven't looked them up, but I assume that they are some sort of honey fungus as we had some dead trees on the other side of the garden, and they produced some very similar mushrooms. Don't suppose you know what they are?

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  18. It's funny how mushrooms seem to have a taste you grow into. I too hated them when I was younger. I will happily eat them raw too, this makes my family feel quite ill!

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    1. I have to say that I am with your family on that one! xx

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