Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Mushroom Fever in the Fall


The mushroom season is over now. The local buyers have closed their shops. It has been a good year. The Pine mushrooms have been bountiful in spite of the extremely dry conditions in the summer and early fall. In the basket you see a very fine collection of No. 1 rated mushrooms (buttons) that were selling this year for about $20 a pound. It always brings excitement and joy to us after Gertrud (Biene) has been combing the local forests for these precious fungi. To highlight the season I wrote this poem a few years ago. Enjoy.

17 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

  1. It sounds like Biene had a treasure hunt for the button mushrooms and I am sure you both enjoyed the fruit of her labor. They are sure to be delectable due to their $20 a pound price. Peter, enjoyed your poem.

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    • I know ‘buttocks’ sounds a bit crude, a nicer word in German, for which I found no English equivalent, is Popo. These special mushrooms often come in pairs and so created that particular image in my mind. Thanks for the compliment!


    • Nur wenige dieser Pine Pilze bleiben bei uns zum Verbrauch. Sie werden fast ausschließlich nach Japan exportiert. Meine Frau und ich behalten den Ausschuss, trocknen die Pilze oder braten sie in der Bratpfanne. Liebe Grüße! Peter

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