It is fungi season and all manner of interesting specimens are appearing. We are cautious in our consumption but in the past have enjoyed field mushrooms and inkcaps, among others.
Our guard must have been down this week when these cropped up in abundance
After a quick once over they moved to the kitchen table
on their way to tasty fry-up.
We should have looked a little more closely
“Poisonous causing alarming symptoms”
which proved true.
So watch out for those yellow stains!
It is that time again…
We have grown some new tomato varieties this year
A lot eaten sweet fresh and some roasted for the winter freezer
Some things of course provide a lot more than needed
Plums and damsons have been a fine crop this year
Some eaten fresh but quite a lot
have so far made
Ninety bottles of wine
Never quite sure what to do with the squash, but we have discovered a good stirfry with tofu
Chillies frozen ready for bagging
First sweetcorn eaten today
And every day the rabbits get a fresh evening salad mix
The sun still shines, but for less time and with less intensity
But down at the lake
plants are still flowering
and trying to camouflage herself
the female chaser is on the prowl
looking for the right place
to deposit her eggs
The cycle of life continues.
Here are some moments from around the plot during the last few days:
Here are some of ours, photographed over the last two days.
(Well actually they are some of the more visible ones as that tends to be what gets photographed. We know there are many more almost invisible ones.)
More about Almost Invisible Angels here.
A few flowers and vegetables from a wander round the plot today
And if you have looked to the end you get a bonus….
The first Painted Lady we have seen here for a long while: