52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog


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.