I guess it's that time of year again. A friend emailed a picture to Bob last night and said, "Is this a puffball mushroom"? The picture was small but I assured him that "as near as I could see, it was a puffball". That alerted me to the fact that it was time to go looking. I call our woods, our "Fairy Chasm" as it's steep on both sides and has a little water at the bottom that's the overflow from our lake. I should not have walked into it with sandals on today either, but I did.
This is what I found. It's not a big one - maybe 5" across - but enough to have some fun with. I had a handful of dried weeds too that I intended to spray and use for decorating, but by the time I got most of the way through the woods, which is small, I decided I might not make it back up the hill if I insisted on carrying the dried weeds, so I ditched them and came out with only the puffball and a bunch of tiny green pickers that stuck all over the front of my shirt.
Our friend made a Mushroom Omelet with some of his this morning and I may try that next. I usually make Mushroom Soup - which tastes just like Campbell's. Check out YOUR woods this week.