I love all the trees that form the boundary to my wilderness but I have got a soft spot for this one…x
We’ve got no autumn colours like those around here. Not much green grass either.
In fact I also found a few sites suggesting that both were in use before the 16th century but that fall had become prevalent just about the time the early pioneers were travelling to the new world, only for autumn to return to being the preferred term in British English.
Almost as if American English picked up a fad/fashion and stuck with it where as British usage changed afterwards.
There’s no reason to believe that that far back there was even common usage throughout Britain. That fall came first makes sense as it’s a pretty good way to describe the time of year. Even now my neighbour often recommends me to carry out certain garden jobs after the leaves have fallen.
I have about a dozen of these sprung up suddenly under my walnut tree…the first photo was taken Saturday morning by flashlight…trying to decide if they are edible or not…??? Either way I think they deserve a mention here…x
Parasol mushrooms, apparently they are edible , but please don’t without asking someone who knows a lot more than I do
I’ve taken lots of photos recently but few seem autumny of even fally because the trees are still so green. These two probably fit the bill.
I love to see the fields when they have been “combed”… wonderful
That’s what I’m thinking too Mark…parasol mushrooms…I watched several videos and read through a couple of edible mushroom sites and these do have the “white ring” moveable up and down the stalk…In U.K. as kids we would stay every summer on a relatives farm and go out with their Border Collies every morning picking field mushrooms and sometimes puff balls…frying them in milk and butter…heaven…x
In England puffballs and field mushrooms were probably the only two we instantly came to recognise…here I feel a little at a loss… my gut instinct is that they are edible and that’s why I posted the photo taken from underneath…I think by tomorrow morning they will likely be bigger than my hand…
And yet I’m cautious…I’ll maybe try asking my elderly neighbours and offer them a couple if they turn out edible…??? x
check with the Pharmacist… they are trained in this field
Lol…I think I might feel as though I’m wasting their valuable time Stella…that they might have more important issues to deal with than whether my dozen admittedly pretty fungi are edible or not…I’m not gonna starve if I can’t eat them…just don’t want to waste them if I can…x
Helen… thousands of people poison themselves and/or others every year… which is why the Pharmacists are trained in fungi identification… it is a serious matter.
Prevention is much better than the alternatives…
I love these photos!
I was amazed to find some field mushrooms in my garden (edible) especially as the dire lack of rain means that there isn’t any grass left!
Will have to dust my camera off and see what else nature is offering up !
I mowed my grass yesterday, the first time since June, and chopped up a huge number of mushrooms.
Feeling more and more confident they are edible parasol mushrooms…x