Mushroom magic


No, they’re not the hallucinagenic “magic mushrooms” (those are tiny and brown, and may be growing in our front yard), but I couldn’t resist posting this photo of mushrooms sprouting in our back yard. It never ceases to amaze me that what looks like the secluded rural haunt of skunks, badgers and other wild creatures, is actually smack in the middle of one of Canada’s largest cities (plus, the mushrooms look like some kind of glowing fairy path leading who knows where).

10 Responses to “Mushroom magic”

  1. Jacqueline Pearce Says:

    And even though it’s in the city, it is the haunt of skunks and other wild creatures.

    (Like my new “avatar”?)

  2. Millie Harrison Says:

    Hi Jackie,
    Your web site is great.
    Amby and I had just moved from Ont. to B.C. and we were driving
    along the highway and saw all these people picking mushrooms in this
    field off the road and if they did not have a bag or basket, they were
    putting them in aprons folded up from their waist.
    We wondered what the heck are they all doing as the field was full of
    people, no one seemed to want to tell us, they would get this funny
    smile on their face and say nothing . Finally someone told us that they
    were magic mushrooms and after enquiring about this mushroom, we
    knew why they were hush about it.
    That was the first time I knew about magic mushrooms.
    Apparently they are very magical.

  3. Jacqueline Pearce Says:

    When I was in junior high in the Cowichan Valley, the school was surrounded by farmers’ fields, which were very wet in the fall (hence the school’s nickname, “the swamp”) and perfect growing ground for magic mushrooms. Many a student on PE class cross-country runs was oddly delayed in getting back to the school.

  4. Millie Harrison Says:

    Hello Jackie,
    There is another kind of mushroom , I believe they were
    called puff balls, we would pick these in Ontario. They were very
    large, and could be sliced and fried in butter. Puff balls had more
    flavour than most mushrooms and could be found mostly in fields
    where there were horses.

  5. Théalie Says:

    J’adore ta réalisation, ta fée à pris de l’âge !! c’est trop rigolo, je ne mangerais pas de ses champignons, Bravo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Jacqueline Pearce Says:

    Merci, Thealie! I wish my French was better. Your ATC site looks great!

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