Deep Into the Mushroom Forest
I'm saying goodbye to autumn and getting ready to embrace the winter with this blog entry about mushrooms. These amusing little creatures are a huge part of my life, but I write about them far too rarely. I'm a mushroom expert, me and my boyfriend run a mushroom farm and sell our produce for a living, I do mushroom dyeing and I love to make artwork featuring fungi. In my fairytale-style home, mushroom figurines are to be found everywhere. A pot of dark medicinal mushroom tea is always brewing in my kitchen, to enhance my health. Additionally, one of my favorite things to do is frolicking around in the forest looking for mushrooms and foraging for whatever else I can find.
1UP. Amanita Muscaria
I'm in distress in periods where nature abounds with edible treasures and I'm too busy to be able to gather any of it, I then feel that something is terribly wrong, not doing what all my ancestors has done before me, something which runs strong in my blood. Being out in the mushroom forest can be absolutely euforic, making you forget all the troubles and sorrows of the world. It is like the most exciting treasure hunt, like finding gems in all kinds of colors and shapes and sizes.
I love always learning something new. And with mushrooms you always would, even if you lived for a 1000 years.
I don't only love to pick mushrooms, I also love to capture them with my camera. Here are some of my most recent pictures, taken in the deep and dark norwegian forest, enjoy:
Always picking mushrooms in comfy, flowy clothes.
Bloodred webcap, I pick these for dyeing.
Some kind of Ramaria. Corals of the forest.
On this spot I always find a bunch of wild champignon, they are incredibly delicious compared to the ones in the shops.
Met some old breed norwegian viking sheep, female and male, looking badass.
I love moss, and I know I'm not the only one!
The gold of the forest.
I awakened the moss dragon!
Believe it or not, this is Lactarius rufus.
Can someone please produce coat hangers like these? (These are called Honey mushrooms by the way.)
Hope you enjoyed accompanying me to these mossy woods!
I would love to know, any other mushroom enthusiasts out there? :)