A Garden Visitor

Mushroom at Mont CascadesWith any skill or field of knowledge, there is always a greater expert than you. Take this mushroom, for instance. There are people who can walk through the woods, and tell at a glance if a mushroom is edible, inedible, or poisonous … a useful talent! I don’t have it, but my dear Nana did. She learned all about mushrooms — and much practical wisdom besides — while growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan, and from her parents, who were immigrants from Galicia (now Ukraine). The mushroom you see in the photo here was a visitor to the garden at Mont Cascades.

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