Monday, January 30, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Picnicing at Mont Crisy Belle Etoile in the Orne, I spotted these two Russian cannons facing East. Where did they come from? Where did they come from? The Crimean War or earlier?
The chateau was built by an English justice lord and later acquired be a French industrialist. It was used by the German Luftwaffe as a spotting station during world war two and bombed by the English. Now the commune struggles to preserve it, you can't go inside the chateau but the tower is restored and opens a beautiful view of the countryside.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
I picked this crop of red-cracked bolets on 28 November! They popped up in a place where I don't usually expect to find many mushrooms, not the good ones. And so late in Autumn.
Many mushroom pickers ignore them in favour of ceps and bolets. However their caps, while young, in my opinion are almost as good as ceps.
These went into a quick fry-up!
Monday, October 31, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
At last, a few days of rain and sunshine and the mushrooms have appeared. Here's a cep (penny button) from today's catch.
Enfin, la saison de champignons est arrivée! Les Cèpes d'hier sont déjà consommés, voici celui d'ajourdhui. Et vous n'enviez pas!
Наконец прошли дожди и появились первые грибы. Вчерашние белые уже слопали, вот сегодняшний. А вы не завидуйте!