52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

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15. Decay


I was poking around in my flower gardens this evening and ran across these mushrooms growing in my decaying mulch. Seeing the mushrooms always make me think about mushroom hunting as a kid in Indiana. We would walk through the woods in the spring time hunting for morel mushrooms. We would wash up a mess of them. Roll them in flour and fry them in butter. A little salt and pepper and you were in heaven! Makes my mouth water…

I’m also reminded when I see mushrooms like this that they are not all good to eat. When I was about 5 years old my Mom caught me in the yard playing house or something. I had squished them up in a bottle and making a meal out of them. She promptly took me to the hospital to have my stomach pumped. That was the last time I ate a mushroom without someone telling me first that it was safe to eat.


9 thoughts on “15. Decay

  1. While it is a funny story now, I am sure it was not so funny when it happened.

  2. Great photo. I don’t know that I would eat mushrooms ever again!

  3. That made me chuckle but I bet you didn’t when you had your stomach pumped . Can’t see a like button on your page ?

    • Glad you got a chuckle Patricia. I was laughing when I wrote the post. 🙂 I think it was scarier for my Mom than it was for me. Thanks for the heads up about the like button. I’m not sure how that happened. But I fixed it!

  4. That’s a scary story! I never dared eat a wild mushroom.

  5. Mushrooms are great. Glad someone else knows what’s good and not. It makes it easier to eat them. The only morels I have had were the dried ones that have to be hydrated. Not sure if they would taste the same. I will be making mushroom ravioli next week for my friend’s anniversary. Yummmm!!

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