Hey brothers and sisters. The fungal kingdom has enhanced our lives (some would argue made life possible) in so many ways there is just no way to keep it all inside. So I invite you take a walk with me in the early autumn forest, if you care to. I will show you some, it was actually like this for multiple flushes all the way to freeze up, of the amazing grifola frondosa a.k.a. maitake, sheepshead, hen-of-the-woods that offered themselves for this fungi lover in 2016.
This tree produced no less than 18 individual heads.....I'm getting too old to carry the old mushroom hunting sack
Zoom in on part of the growth first tree (for lack of reference)
This one grows on an ancient oak that gets hit by lightning pretty regularly.
OMG my mouth is watering just putting this post together
I started to learn how to find these when I was 4 years old.....Thanks Grandpa and Dad!
This particular scene only partially captured the deep feeling created. It's right on the edge of very steep hillside this old fart just climbed.....at the top JOY
One after another, after another, after another..........by the gods!
Sheephead is a woodlover too. It brings me great joy, invokes many years of memories, and tastes phenomenal!
Everyone knows Arathu is a woodlover....and he can't help it. The old mushroom wizard still haunting the forests and river bottoms.
A bit slower each year, hopefully gaining in wisdom, and almost always finding fungi and a full belly.
Hail the dwarves!
I decided to take on an apprentice this year for various reasons (some day not too far off I wont be able to do this any more, at least not in the capacity I do now).............and he LOVES this stuff too.
Thanks for coming along............... Enjoy
Edited by Arathu, 08 January 2017 - 10:12 AM.