Saturday, 10 November 2012

Yesterday Morning's Walkies!



What's been going on here, I have no idea. An old tree stump covered in chestnuts. Someone has gone to all the trouble of gathering several kilos of nuts, then just abandoned them. Bizarre.



I found this mushroom about a day too late. I have no idea what it is, but it's very spectacular. It looks as if it could be a member of the stinkhorn family; but without the stink. Unless it's a cooked octopus (quintopus) that fell from the sky!



And Monty is as helpful as ever. He always brings back wood for the fire. Good Boy!
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14 comments:

  1. Perhaps someone collected those lovely chestnuts and left them to go and get a bag or bucket.

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  2. That's a handy bit of kindling Monty has brought home, once you snap it into bits. What an obliging chap.

    No idea about the chestnuts!

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  3. I've now found the red Fungus. It's 'Clathrus archeri', also known as 'Devil's fingers', or 'Octopus stinkhorn'. Amazingly it's actually edible, but tastes foul!

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  4. a journey of discovery every morning the weird and the wonderful.

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  5. Love the alien emerging from the ground...

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  6. Amazing fungus. Does Monty try to go through narrow doors carrying things like that? Thought so.

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  7. Very jealous that you have accessible woods for your daily meander...

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    1. Woods as far as the eye can see, too!

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  8. That is one oddball mushroom. Edible or not, I don't think I would be tempted.

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  9. Where was Bok when Monty was hard at work gathering kindling? Or, does Bok think his job is to scout ahead of you and keep you safe?

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    1. Bok keeps well out of the way when Monty has half a tree in his mouth.

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  10. That's the maddest fungi I've ever seen!

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  11. That mushroom looks like a starfish! And MOnty is a very good boy. Beautiful doggy.

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  12. Maybe a chipmunk lives in the stump and just ran out of room in the den........
    Good boy, Monty!!

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