Have camera, will travel (puffballs, inkcaps and wild flowers)

Today is being a little odd. Maybe clacking along on the keyboard for a bit will reveal something or maybe I’ll just witter on about a photograph or two. Consider this a miscellany of random bits and pieces stuck together with selotape and chewing gum, even more than usual. There is an old road reasonably…

April All Weathers and searching for fire fungi

It’s bitterly cold today, the kind of weather that makes me assume my memory of last week must have been a dream. Dark clouds scud past in little gangs and hail mercilessly for minutes, stinging exposed skin and rendering fingers rigid with the cold, before speeding off to reek havoc on some patch five or…

An exercise in caution

Fungi are properly, full on fascinating to middle aged me.  I’ve been aware of them all of my life but I can honestly say I spared them little attention most of that time.  I would occasionally notice something interesting but mostly fungi were “icky” or “poisonous” according to my inner < 10 year old. Memories…

A networking world

The idea of worlds within worlds completely fascinates me.  When I was very young I was easily convinced that fairies existed in their own miniature domain, flitting about between the plants doing alternatively sweet Disney things and darker, weirder things because I knew of old fairy stories too.  I invented landscapes inside myself because I was…