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Mushrooms also popped up early in Hoosier forests this year. My son found a couple pounds of morels Palm Sunday weekend and I floured and fried them up for Easter dinner. Black, gray or yellow sponge, we pile them high between two slices of bread.

The annual Mansfield Mushroom Festival is the last weekend in April in nearby Parke County, Indiana. At auction, a pound of yellow morels goes for big bucks! Check out the Mansfield Village website.


Wednesday Wildflowers, Etc.

Went mushroom hunting last weekend and didn’t find a one. I did find a few wildflowers, mayapples and a jungle of old tree vines, or what we call grapevines, strong enough a big kid could swing on from tree to tree like Tarzan. (I wanted to, but decided against it. I was safer holding onto just the memory.)

I had no idea that tiny green insect was there until I downloaded the photo to my computer. I don’t know my wildflowers, so if anyone can identify them, comment away.

The mayapples are up early this year.

This vine forms an archway.

A tangled mess. Maybe George of the Jungle’s failed attempts?

A twisted grapevine.

Sorry, no sighting of Tarzan or George or any wild man for that matter. 😦

Update: The yellow wildflower is a Trout Lily. See comments below by Bonnie, Mark and Dezra. The blue blossoms are what I suspected – violets.