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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

SLOW. (03/08/16)

The stinkhorn eggs are doing absolutely nothing and we had a heavy thunderstorm  last night. I’ll check again tomorrow. I did find a few fungi this morning but the slugs had beaten me to most of them. I am also slow as every year I have to relearn the names of fungi I learnt the year before.
The mowers are out again and the new grain bin lid is fastened onto the combine. I’ll collect a couple of handfuls of grass from the deck when it returns and with a bit of luck there will be some stunning insects to snap.
Just a couple of pictures from today and one from a while ago.
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This is Sulphur Tuft and this area is blessed with them, they are attractive but unfortunately not edible. I did pick a big bag of wild raspberries yesterday and then forgot to get any yogurt whilst out shopping; they were fine with a Weetabix and milk. I even had a little bonus protein as I noticed a couple of Mirid bugs in the bag but only found one whilst eating them.
These I found this morning and I think it is Honey Fungus. These are edible but not very tasty. I am not sure enough of the identification to bother trying them.
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This one is one of those that go slimy when wet but I doubt it is Porcelain  fungus as they grow on trees and under branches in clumps. I have had a quick look but am so far non the wiser. I’m slow to special needs today.
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I did think this ‘whatever’ was perfect but notice the slugs beat me to it’s stalk.
I am going to have sticky chicken with cauliflower, spring cabbage and brown rice for tea. Not often I make this much effort unless I have visitors and not usually then. I generally get a whole chicken as it is fractionally cheaper to either roast it in winter or joint and fillet it in summer. Then I realised chicken breasts already done are about a pound each and I usually end up giving half a whole chicken to the dogs. Sorry dogs I got a packet of breasts yesterday so only two small mouthfuls for you.
Where is the mower it ought to be back? I bet he has stopped for a chat and the insects are escaping. Ho Hum.

15 comments:

  1. Enjoy your meal. It sounds good.

    The colours of the fungus and their surroundings conjure up images of a thick forest. Great photos.

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  2. Marie, it looks good. I have a wok for the chicken bit and a stacking steamer for the veg and rice. Then I dump it all in a bowl instead of presenting it properly as I was taught to do. The sticky marinade is soy sauce, brown sugar and chillies, light on the chillies. One Scotch bonnet for three breasts.

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    1. PS. It is a veritable jungle at the moment. I'll pop my waterproof trousers on and take some dogs eye level views of the forest. I like to control the light and hence the image with flash but never use it on the camera. I use it on the lens for macro and would love a thousand pounds for a really posh macro light. Unlike the ring lights they can be positioned to suit me and not the manufacturer.

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  3. I love fungi, Adrian. There's something fascinating about them, But I dind't know that stinkhorns laid eggs.

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    1. Frances, they don't but start off looking like an egg. Like THIS

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  4. Now I'm really ready for lunch! Fine pictures. Glad you liked my train, by the way.

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  5. Fine fungus images, Adrian. Just had chicken for my dinner, but mine only had two breasts!

    Best wishes - - Richard

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    1. Richard, it must be a local custom to pack chicken breasts in threes.

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  6. Must admit I had to look up what sticky chicken is. We enjoyed sirloin steak initially shallow fried in olive oil then transferred to pressure cooker for steaming along with potatoes and mixed veg. Madam got through her share about ten times faster than I did with mine.

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    1. John, mine only get a taste other than at Christmas when I make them a chicken rice cake.

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  7. Well you have made me hungry and that meal sound delicious so i must make my breakfast. Love the fungi shots. Hoping someone will tell me what kind og ponies i have on my post today (and many more on Saturday).

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    1. Margaret if all else fails then either my sister or Carole the groomess will know. They know everything.

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  8. Nice tones in all of these photo.

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    1. John i prefer lighting things with flash but do like the flash away from the camera.

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