|A beautiful sunset.|
|Sulphur Tuft, not edible.|
|Ripe puff balls, not edible.|
|Unripe puff balls, edible.|
|Birch bracket fungus, not edible.|
|Cortinarius ? not edible.|
|Back to the centre to identify all the finds.|
One thing we miss about Spain is the fungi, forests and fields are full of beautiful edible fungi especially at this time of year, and the Spanish are well into foraging, so much so that the law is that fungi must be cut, not pulled. Anyone found mushroom foraging without a knife is fined.
|Aster amellus, Michaelmas daisy.|
|Albertine having a second flush/|
|Thalictrum still flowering.|
|Still plenty of French beans.|
|3lb after trimming.|
One job that was put on the long finger during the summer was decorating our bedroom. The last time we went up to the North was to buy paint for the outside of the cottage, at the same time I spotted some beautiful wall paper which I thought would be ideal for our bedroom, just the one wall behind the bed. Wallpaper in the republic requires a second mortgage, heaven only knows why it's so expensive, so we bought a couple of rolls just to give a lift to the room, I am very pleased with how it turned out.
|Makes a change from plain painted walls.|