Saturday, July 24, 2010

Magic Mushrooms

OK, you stoners, move on, this is not that kind of entry.

For those interested in the wide variety of mushrooms that grow wild in Alaska (the rest of you), here's a small survey:

This is a bolete, a large mushroom with pores rather than gills underneath. But is it the tasty Chestnut Bolete, or the nasty Bitter Bolete? Only an expert knows for sure...

I don't know what this is, but it was large and showy. It could be related to the Chanterelle or it could be a Lactarius or Milky mushroom, so known for copious amounts of white latex that oozes out when you slice into it. Many of the Milky species will give you quite a nasty tummy ache!

Ah, the Fly Agaric, so named because it is said to stun flies. In humans it causes delerium, raving, and profuse sweating.

Other fun mushroom names are: Witches' Butter, Fried Chicken Mushroom, Hated Amanita, and Corpse Finder. Those mushroom experts have all the fun don't they!

Last but not least, here is a mushroom that strongly resembles the Destroying Angel. The Destroying Angel reportedly tastes great. After a few days, you vomit profusely. Then you feel better. About 2 weeks later you have convulsions, lapse into a coma, and die.

Bon Appetit!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bloggin frum da oUT howSE

Howdy Folks!

I iz bloggin frum the steps of Ye Old THrone--iffin yall kin ketch ma drift!

Cain't get me no good inner-Net signal on the front porch worth a sack a shee-it these days. Mebbe due to all them rainstorms an whatnot.

Ennyhoo-- taint much to speak of in theze here parts of late. Joe's up to Toolik fer A a spell fer some temperary mechanickin. He's likin the grub real good and the beds not all fulla bedbugs. And he's likin the folks an the purty scenery A whole lot.

Ol Simon an his good ol buddy Chris frum New Zee-land are workin up a storm makin them a bunch a fancy new cabins in this here holler. I tell you what them boys work harder than they drink which is sumthin round here.

Whut else? Lynn down at the Meetin Hall sez the blueberries are gonna be real good this year cuz of all the rain.

Whups Folks. Speakin a rain, Nature calls! Gotta head up a rung n doo my bizniss. Meantimes injoy these nice pictshures of Alaska.



blue bells