Tuesday, August 25, 2009
a mushroom explosion in anchorage...
i feel as though i am in alice in wonderland or in some sort of mushroom heaven. last year with so much rain we had very few shrooms. this year they are everywhere. i don't like to eat them, but i sure think they are cool. i seem to be taking loads of pictures of them so here they are. all types. i have no idea what the names of the varieties are. i know there are some edible ones out there, but not the brightly coloured ones. those are poisonous i think.
after walks in the bog and the neighborhood with rio,blossom and i have taken off the past two days to different parts of far north bicentennial park. there are multiple trailheads and they all interconnect. yesterday i turned back when i saw small black bear tracks in the mud from the days rain sunday. today i was wandering pretty far off and started seeing some bear scat. they are still out there and i'm still trying to avoid them. doesn't blossom look cute. i trimmed the hairs around her face. i'm not much of a dog groomer. luckily she's so cute that she can handle a bad cut.
some of these shrooms are so huge i thought i'd throw money on one to give some sense of size.
blossom enjoys a dip in the park.
loads of variety in the shroom department. i know there are books that help with identification...perhaps one day. i could take my old novels to tidal wave bookstore and trade them in..see what i can find. hmmm. i got all the recylcing in yesterday. it was risky....there were bee's buzzing all around the aluminum cans. so i did accomplish a few things yesterday. i have several family members with birthdays this month so tonight i made cake batter...great meal, eh? tonight i really need to get back to the bathroom remodel. i need to paint, get the tub glazed, change out toilet, light fixtures and then finish the floor tiles.