1. I picked up this feather in my garden this week and decided to have a go at painting it in watercolours. I thought I might use this tube of white paint, but I was very wrong. I bent and ripped it in half thinking I might get a squeeze of paint from it, but alas it is all dried up.
2. Look at this fabulous mushroom! We were out exploring in the woods and my youngest called me to see a ‘photo’ mushroom (he is trained well!!). A photo mushroom indeed, this is a beauty. It feels almost spiney, not soft at all and apparently they are edible. Would you eat it? Pop it in a stir fry? Pasta? I am not sure I would eat it, what if it really isn’t edible, that would be a big mistake. I was happy to admire it and snap a photo to share. I almost forgot to tell you what it is called. ‘Hericium erinaceus’, otherwise known as lion’s mane mushroom, pom pom mushroom, bearded tooth mushroom (that is a terrible thought, teeth with beards…) and my most favourite – bearded hedgehog mushroom! I love the idea of hedgehogs with beards, especially big white beards!
3. We found a marble in the creek! Another one for the collection.
4. The woods looks so pretty when it is cool and green about to turn red and orange. Leaves are just starting to coat the woodland floor and we will soon be crunching through leafy paths.
I had to include this bonus photo for Isabel at Nanjing Nian who is also the glamourous host of ‘One+Four=Life’. I used the mitten shaped aubergine of posts past, along with this new one and some homegrown tomatoes and peppers to make Bharta and it was delicious! I am so excited to have found a recipe using aubergine that I like. I have to give recipe credit to Tracie at Beets and Birch as she recommended it to me and I thank her for that! Now I am hoping I get a couple more aubergines before the garden retires for the winter.
Happy Monday! Have a fab week ahead.