More of the poisonous white Amanitas. A nice pair. I liked the veil draped on the smaller. Young assassin. And a handsome LBM.
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Partridge berries make nice ground cover and, of course, keep partridges fat and happy. One of these days I’ll get a shot of the berries but for now this pair of flowers (they are always in pairs) will do. This … Continue reading
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The Blusher (Amanita rubescens) is variable in appearance. Supposedly edible if properly prepared (like a pufferfish), but as I suggest in the title, I wouldn’t take a chance on any Amanita.
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What do you do on a day when it is pouring rain? Photograph water, I guess. And I love this waterfall and it also kindles memories of Murphy who I still miss almost as much as I did the first … Continue reading
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There are, I am told, a couple that can be eaten with care and without alcohol, but these are deadly enough that I wouldn’t take a chance. One can get quite sick from some and others will plain out kill … Continue reading