After reading about how facebook styled itself on the addictive practices of the tobacco industry marketing campaign I decided it was time to do a social media experiment.
Each October for the past fourteen years I've been very excited about foraging for the Oregon Mycological Society and the Fall Mushroom Show. Not so this year, all in person gatherings have been cancelled.
Instead I decided to revisit some of my past fungal finds for your enjoyment.
This is a poster I did for the OMS Toxicology committee a few years back with the most toxic in the PNW.
Thanks for asking about that Teen.
Wood heat for the studio, it is a butchering act, most of my alder has been consumed by pleurotus, those lovely oyster mushrooms and their kin, therefore no R value for heat when burned. Super lite.
Food is something I think about a lot, really too much time is spent contemplating all aspects of a meal. I find it stimulating and exciting pulling a meal together for our enjoyment. This year cooking and dining have taken on a few challenges.
Gone are the days of let's go out for Sichuan or a burger, slice of pizza and salad, nope now it's were do you want to eat? Dinning room, living, front porch, back deck, how about dinner theater?
Most of the fun comes into play keeping it interesting, having ingredients on hand and maximizing the garden and pantry.
Here are some of the meals, both Karen and I contributed to the cooking.
Over the past 38 years and counting this amazing woman has been my best friend. We have traveled together, shared ups and downs, witnessed life's highs and lows all the while falling deeper in love.
As many who know us will attest, she has made me a better person. I look up to her as a role model of good, a loving caring soul and a diligent hard worker. We share so many wonderful qualities and happiness.
How blessed I am to have met her all those years ago, seeing her walking along a rugged shore dressed in wool, so beautiful and confident. She is an amazing woman.
I am so grateful she is my wife.
Photography has been an important part of my expression since high school.