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Wordless Wednesday: November 10, ’21. Wild mushroom growth

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. I had to do a double take and make sure these were the same mushrooms. I think that was their maximum size. They look soft and firm simultaneously; don’t worry no taste testing here.
      Yesterday the gardeners pulled them out and I wonder when they’ll grow again.

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      1. We had so much rain and humidity, they were popping up everywhere. I had a few big ones and took pictures but they looked flat and decided not to use them. I wouldn’t trust myself mushroom hunting – no way. Too many chances to eat poisonous ones!


      2. The flat ones are difficult to photograph. I’ve noticed that small ones can quickly grow big sideways and covers up the stem area. Confession: I tried gently lifting the flat cap and I ended up pulling it out.
        Andy Finnegan made a funny comment in one of his mushroom posts that you only get one chance to know if you ate a poisonous one. I’m not remembering it accurately but his comment made me chuckle.
        Stick with the mushrooms at the grocery aisle unless you’re a professional forager.

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      3. Yes, you have to be skilled and even relying on a guidebook about mushrooms isn’t smart. Admire them, photograph them, but go to the produce area of the grocery store. 🙂


      1. Thank you Yvette for enlightening me about snails. Out of precaution we wash hands after touching anything outdoors, but I believe it is by the grace of God that
        we’ve been safely sheltered from my ignorance. One example is how I thought the kids would enjoy a drive up to a park and unknowingly went to a mountain creek with narrow, windy road that scared the living lights out of us. All 3 of us were praying.

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      2. oh wow – that road sounds like it really needed some triple prayer – hahah
        and last month watched an episode of “untold stories from the er” and they had some frat college guys that ate live frogs – which would seem pretty harmless – eh? but they all got “flukes”
        and sadly, I think that many unknown illnesses or some of these mysterious autoimmune things – well I believe they are related to flukes or other parasites that get overlooked.

        anyhow, hope your week is going well 🙂


      3. Why, why why…live frogs? Just sounds like a bad idea. Those guys have a cautionary tale to tell their peers and kids one day.
        “Flukes” sounds awful and I just read that if it’s untreated, it can live in your system for 25-30 years, which is the lifespan of the parasite.

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