A couple of weeks ago I went for a local field walk with Dave and we found an impressive giant puffball . Nearby were a few smaller ones, so we pulled one, took it home and ate it.
On Wednesday, I took the same walk alone, and found this on the track by the puffball field.
It was the fungus from the original pic, ripened and releasing its spores. In the hedgrow a few yards away I spotted these.
They made a fine contrast with the mature, decaying monster on the track. As I’m the only person in our household ‘brave’ enough to eat wild food, and puffballs only last three days or so in the fridge, I pulled the left one and left the right for someone else.
When Judith got home later the first words I heard were “Fucking hell what’s that??!” I reminded her of our find a couple of weeks back and her simple reply was, “ugh – it looks like a brain,” which I thought was pretty accurate and links back nicely to the last but one post…except you can’t eat a knitted one.