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Dec. Week 2 – mushrooms can be a sacred symbol for us!

Winter in Northern California means rain, and recently the winter skies have been releasing buckets of it.  On a single day 6 inches had fallen in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and several creeks in the North Bay surpassed their flood … Continue reading

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February week 1 – pushing up through all that litter!

California has so many different climate zones that one can usually find mushrooms blooming almost any time of the year. Mushrooms, however, need water to develop, and, until recently, most of our state was void of water.  With the rains … Continue reading

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December Week 1 – What is a mushroom?

What is a mushroom? For me a mushroom represents a line, a circle, a curve, a particular color, or a section of a pattern within a composition that tells a bit of nature’s story through my camera lens. Photographing them … Continue reading

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January weeks 1 – 3: Surf into the New Year

Chris Powers, in Cool Waves, introduces us to the work of some of the best surfing images and their makers.  I can’t compete with them, unwilling as I am to jump into the water, but I still enjoy tracking and … Continue reading

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December week 1 – They also need the trees!

Mushroom handbooks usually include a sentence or two with this warning: Never eat a mushroom unless you are absolutely certain of its identification.  I assume that doesn’t include those served in restaurants or bought in the grocery stores where they … Continue reading

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November Week 2 – Porcini and Oysters – Wild Mushrooms

The most sought after popular wild mushroom, the Boletus edulis, is different from other mushrooms.  The Boletes have pores rather than gills on the underside of the cap.  This spore-bearing area resembles and acts like a sponge. The Italian name … Continue reading

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