Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Corner view / the great outdoors
Mushroom picking, this is what we do when we hang out outside. Well, with the exception of my own family. We also don't live near the forest but it is just an excuse. But my parents go every now and then and they pick mostly boleti. There are some nice mushroom meals in Czech cuisine, champignons are just not good enough for them. Other than that, mushrooms are my theme and I can talk about cultural aspects of mushrooms for a long time.
Mushroom picking is not such a Czech specialty as Czechs tend to think, as far as I know people pick mushrooms in Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Italy and Russia. But it is true that almost everybody here has been mushroom picking at least once in their lives. Anyway, I have already written about mushrooms on my blog here and also little here.
The first picture of a mushroom-picker we took at the small school do-it-yourself exhibition in the little town in Šumava mountains. Details and other pictures here.
This picture is supposed to add a mystical feeling to this mushroom picking entry. It is in Šumava, the mountains at the bottom of which I grew up. I borrowed the picture, thanks Christina.
Edited: I changed some of the pictures, mushroom disappeared and more pictures of Celtic-Mythic Šumava added. Photo by my husband.
Other corner viewers:
jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,
caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemian girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, virgina, april, rebecca, b