Monday, July 6, 2015

Melbourne: Day 8


Day 8 we ventured out of Melbourne with Emaya, her friend Speck and Wally the dog!!! Wally is the best and we sneakily got to babysit him again so he'll make another appearance later on. For now though, lots and lots of cute photos of pine forests and mushrooms. 


As instructed from Emaya we were on the hunt for Slippery Jacks and Pine Mushrooms, I'm told we may of come a bit late in the season because the area had already been scavenged. We did still find enough to make a yummy dinner later that night - and when I say "we" I mean Emaya and Speck. Despite thinking this was my thing, turns out I was actually pretty bad at spotting those two varieties so instead found myself taking pictures of other potentially poisonous mushrooms.


Emaya was responsible for finding the first Pine Mushroom. These won against the Slippery Jacks in preference of eating but both mushrooms were pretty mild with flavour and nice to use in dishes to soak up other flavours :)

I felt like I was shooting for some autumn clothing catalogue with Emaya's amazing themed outfit. She's like a paper doll with an outfit for every occasion - even mushroom picking :)

Wally Dog nicely blending in with his surrounds :)







How cool is Emaya's mushroom knife which she graciously lent me, sadly though I didn't put to good use :p

I'm going to guess this guy is poisonous but so pretty!





The quintessential mushroom!






Speck with a slippery jack

Emaya's cute mushroom collecting basket




We ended up stopping in at Red Beard, a famous bakery in Trentham, for lunch. My scribbled notes say my sandwich got an 8/10 so it must have been good :)

I hope you guys aren't sick of my Melbourne blogging yet, cause we're only half way!!

16 comments:

  1. this is so surreal, seeing your fall pics while we are still at the beginning of summer. looks like a great trip tho xoxo

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  2. mushrooms captured beautifully! i love the one with the white specs on top.

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    1. I got so excited because they look just like the ones from my David the Gnome book :) :)

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  3. This is so amazing! I've always wanted to scavenge for mushrooms but don't know anyone who is an expert. Love all the photos you took. The pretty mushrooms are always the poisonous ones eh?

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    1. I definitely wouldn't venture out blind either - luckily Emaya is 100% trustworthy in not killing me with poisonous mushrooms :) he he he

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  4. Oh my goodness the perfect red & white toadstool!! Super cute! Very pretty photos all round, I'm loving the woodland autumny vibe :) xxx

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    1. How awesome are their woods! I can definitely appreciate the cold for the cute foliage and mushrooms :)

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  5. Oh and definitely not getting sick of the posts, keep em coming! :)

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  6. love the earth tones in this pictures so much <3

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  7. these pictures may be my favorite from your trip. so no, we are NOT sick of your melbourne blogging. ;) foraging for mushrooms looks as enchanting as i imagined. all these images of fall make me so excited for the upcoming season (even though our summer just began)!

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    1. It was one of my favourite days too :) I'm sjealous of seeing all you guys posting your summer pics! Grass is always greener perhaps :P he hehe

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  8. Never never never sick of your anything blogging!! I love your Melbourne posts and how you have achieved to tell a different & interesting story in each! I'm excited because since I'm so late a reader (sorry!) I already know I have 5 more ahead!! yay! :) The browns in the pictures are so good, I smiled so much with Wally blending with his surroundings and your poison mushroom preference, lol :) Big big yes to your jelly shoes to the mushroom hunt and for Emaya's outfit.

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    1. How cute is Emaya's outfit and also I soon realised Jelly's and socks wasn't the smartest in the damp forest but everything was too pretty to notice my cold toes :P

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