Mushrooms

good bye-bye summer

Wait, summer! Summer! Come back! Instead of lamenting all the things we didn’t do this summer (for example, we didn’t picnic, we didn’t barbeque even once though the grill’s replacement parts arrived long ago, we didn’t shed those extremely stubborn 7.2 lbs despite the semi-consistent-mid-day-melt-your-skin-sun-runs in the park <note overly-inclusive […]

memo: to the groundhog

To: Groundhog From: Jocelyn and Rob We have been observing you for quite some time now. We see you across the street on our neighbor’s lawn. We’ve also seen you at various locations on our yard. But it wasn’t until a few days ago that our suspicions were finally confirmed […]

moon, meteorite or mushroom?

This Sunday, Rob and I had one of those days where we intended to get 50,000 house-related errands done and ended up staying home in our pajamas instead. Not that we were unproductive: I worked on various writing projects at the dining room table and he worked on his art […]

mushrooms on a foggy morn’

‘Twas a foggy morn, Errands were on the docket. I pulled into a parking space. My car? I was about to lock it. When I looked out the windshield And lo and behold, I spotted these strange mushrooms, See, I heart fungi as you’ve oft been told. These were odd […]

mushrooms around town

In case I haven’t already convinced you that the Nyack area is a hotbed of mushroom activity (shroomtivity?) (sorry), I hereby present you with more evidence. For example, this outcropping, above, appears every so often on the ugly stump in our front yard. Of course, they’re not lemons and this […]

mushrooms. are. weird.

Since The Home Tome went live last April, I have been trying to figure out my fascination with mushrooms. All I have been able to come up with is the fact that I am drawn to how weird they are. Quirky. Strange. Odd. Cute. But mostly: weird. For example, these […]

Hickory Dickory Dock in Nyack

It’s a gift shop, a clock store, a Christmas boutique…and I’m happy to announce that it is now my local mushroom headquarters. It’s Hickory Dickory Dock, on South Broadway in Nyack. I was first lured in by the cute garden outside which is flanked by wind chimes. A little gnome […]

mushroom whisperer

(Pinkmottle Woodwax/Hygrophorus Russula?) As I may have also exclaimed in my last post, Happy National Mushroom Month! Today, I will celebrate by sharing the following tale. It is a tragedy containing a very important lesson… She’s on her way home from running errands around Nyack when she glances to her […]

happy national mushroom month!

Happy National Mushroom Month! It is a special time, indeed, when we can all come together to reflect upon, reminisce about, and, most importantly, celebrate… Fungi. I trust that you have all been engaging in lots of your own mushroom-centric activities. What I love about mushrooms is that, like the […]

after the hurricane in nyack

It is a gorgeous, sunny day here in Nyack. Rob and I are feeling very lucky after Hurricane Irene. I did a lot of fretting and hand-wringing and not-sleeping on Saturday night as the wind and rain picked up. Why sleep when you can sit up in bed, tense and […]

what’s in a gnome?

Did I fib when I recently claimed that our new mushroom would be our only lawn ornament? Apparently. (I just purchased/adopted the garden gnome pictured above in the seasonal aisle of the local Rite Aid while picking up contact lens solution. How could I resist? He’s obviously a skilled mushroom […]