Did you ever go on a mushroom foray? My dear husband and I did that last year for the first time. We went into the forest and picked a basket full, not really knowing what we had found. I had thought it would be easier to identify them with that very detailed book that we had with us, but some edible and poisoned mushrooms look pretty similar and we certainly didn’t want to take a risk here. We asked a friend, who is very knowledgeable about mushrooms, to look at our finds and she told us that none of them were poisoned but not very tasty either. So we decided not to prepare them.
Last week we didn’t go into the woods to pick mushrooms but to watch out for a couple of nature items I could use as embellishments for a mushroom collage, like beechnuts and feathers.
Some trees have started to become yellow over here and we even have the heater on already. There are still quite some tourists in town but it’s not as crowded anymore as in July and August. I love the clear crisp air in the mornings and enjoy those fall days much more than the summer heat.