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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mushroom season

I LOVE hunting for mushrooms. I've joined the Oregon Mycological Society which organizes educational presentations along with field trips to study, identify and collect both edible and non-edible mushrooms. This week we went hunting and found lots of lobster mushrooms and some chanterelles.

Chanterelles and bright orange lobster mushrooms
If once wasn't enough, I went hunting a second time with people I'd met earlier in the week. Today we found king boletes (also known as boletus edulis, porcini, or c├Ępes.) Yumm!
Quinn, our guide, with king bolete
 We found these gorgeous mushrooms near Mt. Hood, and I was able to get some more postcard photos.
Trillium Lake with Mt. Hood in the background

But even more than hunting for mushrooms, I love living near Rachel and Philippe. Yesterday evening we had dinner together and shared the bounty of my recent hunt.
Life is good.

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