Summer mushrooms

Summer mushrooms

Over the last couple of days I’ve been going into the forest mushroom picking. This is the first year I’ve seen so many high-end mushrooms. It’s all due to the alternating rain storms and scorching ht days. The forest is damp and muddy, with small streams flowing where none have been for years.

Ordinarily we wait for autumn for mushrooms but this year my basket is filled with Boletus edulis, Boletus reticulatus and, from the meadows, Agaricus campestris.

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Croatian sunset

sunset

Croatia is outside the Carpathian range but being the closest warm coastal region it’s a regular destination for my family. The contrast between the green of our area with the rock, sea and scrub of the Adriatic is a very therapeutic annual break for us.