We took a break from framing and painting. Our mission was to enjoy some time in the woods with Cee Cee, a Brussels Griffon (possibly part Ewok) and Sophie, a Rottweiler /Pit bull (mostly creampuff). Sophie lives with my brother most of the time, so we picked her up from there and went on our merry way.
Peters Creek in August is a mushroom haven! I found one of my coolest specimens here. I am certainly no expert, but am learning fast! The info I found says this Coral Fungus, Hericium is very edible and tastes like crab, of all things. And no, I don’t eat wild mushrooms…yet!
Will check in with more Alaska news soon,
Patti, the ‘shroom hunter
August 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm
You live in a beautiful place with awesome creatures–wow!
August 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm
Thank you, Marian. It is mom and dad’s place and creatures, but I’m lucky to be able to spend a lot of time here each year.
Warm hugs and I’m thinking of you.
August 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm
Love mushrooms! I could eat that. I love crab, too!
August 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm
I’m too chicken. But I did see a recipe for stuffed mushrooms with this coral fungus instead of crab meat! They say it even has a similar texture.
August 19, 2014 at 8:44 pm
How awesome! I am in Fairbanks and will be posting a mushroom walk I took today, tomorrow. Love your post, Patti.
August 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm
I’ll watch for it, Susan. I’m a little addicted to taking mushroom photos lately. Haven’t been to Fairbanks since I was 16. I just remember it was hot!
August 20, 2014 at 6:18 pm
Nice ‘shrooms and nice photo series. Thanks for a beautiful walk. It poured here all day. I’ll have to take up photographing slugs and mosquitoes.
August 20, 2014 at 11:21 pm
Thank you, Elaine. Plenty of slugs and mosquitoes here too! We have only had a couple non-rain/cloud days here since I got here on 7th. Good for the ‘shrooms 🙂
August 22, 2014 at 1:27 am
Sorry Patti we’re all over your page. But we’ve been absent so long I feel like we’ve missed so much! This post almost had a fairytale feel to it. But then mushrooms always make me feel like that! The flowers are animated & the green like emeralds; add the mushrooms & you got me feeling like Alice in Wonderland. Sharing this gem now, Sweety!! 😉 xoxo ❤
August 22, 2014 at 1:54 am
No need to apologize, just glad you made it. You haven’t missed much, as I’ve been under the dark cloud in my cave. Alaska and family has helped, so here I am posting again. Love & hugs & good luck with your writing! xoxo