Friday, May 16, 2008

Annual Morel Post

Greetings, y'all, and happy Friday!

As the years go by I realize that May is a special time of year for me. My childhood home, and parent's current house, has a huge lilac bush in the backyard. Not only have I been enjoying the scent of lilacs since I was six years old, but also I've been picking bouquets since then. Concurrent with the lilac blooms is the appearance of morel mushrooms, which my Dad has been hunting for a very long time! I try to continue the tradition.

Our apartment building has two different varieties of lilacs in front, as well as a few mushrooms springing up! This year I found the morels not in the front yard, but rather the side and the rear of the building, where two years ago several elm trees were cut down.

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And for Cousin Senor R, my own tulip photo, with a lilac bush in the background:
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Stay tuned for a full report of our camping trip!

xo
Wendell!

4 comments:

The Pisarzewicz Family said...

That's awesome! I don't think we have morels growing here in Milwaukee, but I could be wrong! Happy Spring!

Senor R said...

Very, Very Nice!

Ms. Non Sequitur said...

Thanks for the shout out buddy!! I can't believe you had 2 posts I had to read, I was SOOO behind! Love the pics of the mushrooms and tulips!

Seq

Poundpapi said...

Ummm-

You are eagle eyed, M'Lady- I never noticed a single morel in the yard back in our roomie days. Were you just hiding them from me?

Also, I'm going to experiment with roasting green coffee beans soon. Any tips?