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Friday, 9 October 2015

FORAGING. (09/10/15)

Yesterday was a wonderful, I found lots of puffballs and ate them before I thought to take a picture; I assumed the Blackberries had finished for the year but I picked about four big handfuls so I am enjoying my favourite breakfast again, stewed apple, brambles and porridge. I did take a picture of a Blackberry._MG_2155

We had a good walk up the glen. Apart from enjoying the sunshine I wanted to get a double exposure image of a ponies head with barley superimposed on it but the blasted ponies would not stand still.. I’ll have to take a carrot for them.

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This is one pony there are another half dozen around me but I was watching this chap harvesting Willow.

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A perfect afternoon wander. It made up for the previous days of heavy rain.

This morning I found a couple of fungi I haven’t seen before.

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Whilst listening to the radio the talking heads were banging on about the Conservative Party conference and other matters arising from the conference season. I was surprised to learn that they are justifying their opinions by quoting the Poles. According to the Poles, Dithery Dave and George Osborne are much the same, Theresa May and Ian Duncan Smith are still the spawn of the devil and 33% feel that Jeremy Corbyn is out of touch and not fit to be left in charge of an empty wheelbarrow……Why do they only consider Polish opinion? The Poles are entitled to one but despite what the Daily Mail thinks they are not a majority in this country and for all I know not in Poland either.

Have a good weekend.

29 comments:

  1. Love te close up of the Blackberry. I am sure you breakfast was yummy. Lovely countryside for walking the dogs around. yes a carrot should dothetrick but then they may be too close to you!! great fungi shots. Have a good wekkend.

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    1. Margaret, yes the carrot is too effective.

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  2. By god, they have some massive brambles in Scotland! I had some yesterday too when I was walking around Beeley and Rowsley. Much smaller but lovely and sweet they were - just like you!*

    * a joke of course.

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    1. YP, they do and wait till you see the mice....Big as sheep they are.

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  3. It's great to see blue skies and sunny fall days. We have been having them as well. Your countryside images leave nothing to be desired.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, it's good to see blue skies at any time of the year.

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  4. So beautiful and peaceful landscapes

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  5. I guess you had a berry nice day. Here's to another.

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    1. John, yes i did and i found some more today.

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  6. Can you suppose politics and policies could have been as angst-filled and despised in history as it is today?

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    1. R.Mac, in modern history yes. Pre 1800 probably not.

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  7. Sadly the blackberries in my garden and the hedge nearby went 'off' a long time ago I'm surprised you still got some ripe ones around.
    I'm curious as to what a independent pole might look like now.

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    1. Douglas, I think the brambles got a second wind.
      An Independent Pole is single and self employed.

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  8. I thought that blackberry was magnified caviar at first. Phew. I don't like caviar, but I love blackberries.

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    1. Frances, no it's fruit. I had caviare once tasted like salty fish. Vastly over rated and over priced.

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  9. Here brambles have been very poor this year. I can't remember them ever being so small.
    Lovely rolling countryside around there.

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    1. John, I have done well with blackberries and also found a big patch of wild raspberries. I suspect it is just how the blossom sets.

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    2. Also you have had plenty of the wet stuff, we are below average this year.

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  10. Well, ya got me! The pole (polls) was a coffee sprayer. Love the cloud shadows on the plowed fields.

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  11. You've got some good variety here. I like your fungus shots and info. I like the scenic
    area you are in. I like your political rants. I really had to look for the guy harvesting willow and then ask why would he be harvesting willow.

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    1. Red, willow became a bit of a fad as a cash crop. They use it for many things but usually chip it and burn it in a boiler as a bio-mass fuel. This is very small scale.

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  12. Yum blackberries! They grow wild where I live - so good in my morning yogurt or on ice cream. Or just to eat. :)

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    1. Linda, these are a bit tart but still very good. Their being free helps.

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  13. It's amazing how wrong Poles can be too. I don't know why but I really do love the fourth photo. And the third too for that matter.

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    1. Graham I like low winter sun..........The Poles are very hit and miss.

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  14. Cuidado con las setas amigo , muchas no son de fiar .
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura sí lo son. Yo sólo comer los que conozco son buenas para mí.

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