We went mushroom picking here in France today. The weather has been unusually mild so the mushrooms are super late this year. We picked several kgs of Boletus or Porcini mushrooms which will make up some lovely meals. I am making wild mushroom soup for Christmas day and I have already made a mushroom pate with walnuts which came from our walnut tree.
Whilst on our walk I also got creative with my camera. Even though it's really not a great camera, it does take fairly good macro shots. Here's just a few of them.
I think these are beef tongue mushrooms, they seem to always grow on tree trunks.
This is a Boletus or Porcini mushroom which is what we picked. There are huge amounts of these this year.
This is some of the Boletus we picked.
Could not resist taking a shot of the holly berries.