Wednesday, May 23, 2007

the morel of the story is...



Always take the time to go out in the woods the morning after a rainy spring evening.



And, take Mr. Attitude with you. He found 'em.

The Hermit and Mr. Attitude went for a drive this morning, mostly because our Internet server was down and TH could not access his work emails, etc. Amazing how much work depends on the Internet these days. I even spent a good part of my day doing e-correspondence.

The story goes, they drove back roads over to the Wisconsin border, then headed south a ways, checking out some forest roads, and made their way back west. They stopped at a small lake, actually a flowage on a creek created by a century old logging dam. There is a public access on the lake, and they got out to explore and walk a trail alongside the lake.

Mr. Attitude was obviously looking down, noticing things. He went up to The Hermit and said "Look at these neat mushrooms!" Then, a moment later, "Why are you getting so excited, Dad?" Then, "We'll find more. Just look down!"

I have not had morels with dinner in seven years. What a treat!

There's gotta be more out there. Just look down.

5 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh my gosh! I'm positively drooling. Do you dredge them in floor and fry in butter?
Mr. Attitude is sooo cute. He's got every reason to smile. Hmmm. He might have a career as a mushroom guide. I paid a guy in Michigan oodles of money years ago to help me find these delectable morsels.

Lynne said...

I've never tasted them but my mouth is watering too.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Deb! What a find! We found some this year, too. I found them while out looking for warblers. It is sooo hard looking up for warblers and looking down for morels. Great for the neck muscles, though. Enjoy!

Cindy

greg said...

Mouth-watering indeed. I just had Morels for the first time this spring! I got some out of the last crate they had at the Harborview Restaurant in Pepin, WI. Possibly one of the most delicious appetizers I've ever had. And even moreso for their ephemeral nature...

robin andrea said...

Lucky you! I haven't had Morels in years. What a great find.