Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 19th October, 2017)
That looks delicious. Is it?
nice photo, I was always told to not eat anything that grows wild and is Red. This could be the top of a hamburger bun complete with sesame seeds
This one is for Irene - It's so cute and 'story book' !
Can tell right away that it's an (oy) photo, and it's a very pretty mushroom,but as for eating it..I wouldn't bother..they look like little jewels in the woodlands..also they need so much preparing in order to eat them..is it worth the bother ,they look much prettier on the ground than in a pan...thank you oy.
This fungus can be eaten but it produces hallucinations or mystical experiences, dependant on your point of view. Was commonly eaten in Siberia by tribal shamans who then shared their "visions" with the tribe.
Usually they were dried before consumption.
An ex naval gunner, lapsed Methodist minister called John Allegro, who lectured in Semitic Languages at Manchester University, wrote a book called The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross. It purported to claim the earliest Christians were a sect of mystical mushroom chewers. It ruined his academic reputation and had no link with any real evidence whatsoever.
Fabulous! How well you know me, Veronica! x.
Very nicely taken,and just before it was damaged too much.
Thanks folks - this was a decent sized specimen at about 8” across the top.