This picture was taken a little while ago on the road where I live. It's unique beauty said,"look at us". So I got my camera and now I am sharing this family of mushrooms with all who chooses to view them.
I wish everyone a happy and productive Saturday, the third last day of October.
This row of mailboxes sits in the front of my yard. It has become the favorite resting place for my neighbor's cat. The white box belong's to them, so I guess it is guarding their mail. He isn't an aggressive cat until try to pet it. He sits there for several hours almost every day. Maybe he is waiting for a special delivery.
You all have a good night and try to get some sleep.
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This fungus grows around some of my trees in October and it is edible. I haven't tried it yet.
Chicken of the Woods Casserole
Chicken of the Woods or Sulphur Polypore. Well known in German-speaking countries, it is usually parboiled and fried in oil or bacon fat. It is also much sought after in the USA where it is used as a valuable addition to casseroles. Like other tree-growing fungi it becomes tough and bitter with age so only fresh, young specimens should be collected. You can tell if it is too old by the colours, which tend to fade from striking bright yellows and oranges to dull yellow and, finally, pure white.