I've been weaving a few rows of the blankie each evening and finally I'm over half way across. Phew!
It's nice to see the pattern emerging at last and I'm very pleased with my colour choices which are beautifully light and airy and feel all summery. I know it's Autumn now but it is a blanket for Summer.
FungiIt's that time of year when I start taking photos of the amazing mushrooms and toadstools we have around here.
This first one has appeared in the orchard in the long grass near to a pear tree. I've never seen it here before and as yet I can't identify it even though I've scoured my book. Now identified as a Yellow Fieldcap mushroom, Bolbitus titubans.
|Stage 3 from above|
|Stage 3 side view|
|Stage 4 from above|
The next ones I think are some variety of Oyster mushroom and they appear in several places.
|On the compost heap (in shade)|
|On the shady side of the orchard|
These next ones always appear about now in large groups near to the Oak trees. They are a form of Boletus.
|Group of Boletus|
This next one doesn't usually appear quite as early as this but at least I know what it is - a Scarlet Elf Cup. Isn't that a perfect name for it? I can just imagine the elves drinking out of them! It grows on decaying wood and really shines out against that moss.
|Scarlet Elf Cup|
Speaking of "cups" here are some cupcakes I made yesterday - made with fresh lemon and poppyseeds with a lemon buttercream filling. They won't last for long, thats for sure!