Well, I did say I wouldn’t overwhelm you with too many posts!
It’s been a while since I posted, no, we did not eat the deadly gems! We have been busy working and doing forays in and around the Adirondacks on the weekends whenever we can. We have wanted to find some chanterelles but just when we think we found some they weren’t quite right. And the number one rule is if you have ANY doubt at all don’t eat them!
Randy had gone fishing and found these lovely gems, a large group of them in fact! He brought some home and looked them up online and in his book. They were NOT chanterelles but were the deadly Jack-o-lantern mushroom. They weren’t growing in the right place and were too close together and the color was off. So disappointing!
Fast forward a few weeks… we were camping after a month of rain, no kidding, this July was the wettest in recorded history in our area, and the mushrooms were prolific! We found so many different types it is amazing! I will post more pictures later but the most exciting ones are the chanterelle! They were growing in the right place and way and looked like the reference guide and a mushroom group confirmed they were chanterelle.
We did not eat them though since we didn’t have cell service at camp and it was too long to store them before we could check with our group. Maybe the next time we will be able to confirm more quickly and get to taste them.
Thanks again for joining us!
Two of my fiber sculpture mushroom pieces have been placed on consignment in the Wide River Antiques store in Long Lake! That’s a first for me and makes me so happy to have my work represented in the Adirondacks!! Thank you Pat for the opportunity! If you are down that way check out this delightful store of well chosen antique and art pieces.
The new piece I’ve been working on and just finished has a very tiny parasol mushroom and moss in a knot of wood displayed under a glass dome.