Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...

Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...
Run Free: birthdate unknown - Oct. 17 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fairy Ring

A Fairy Ring appeared magically overnight in the park where we walk every day.

It was beautiful, a symphony of giant, sparkling white mushrooms. H-Mom doesn't know what kind they are, but she thinks they are a poisonous type from what she found on the Web. Anyway, we didn't touch them. The ring was too pretty.
Some people say that a Fairy Ring is bad luck, but others say that it predicts very good fortune, and might even be a sign that there is hidden treasure! In folklore, Fairy Rings are said to be the place where elves gather at night to dance.

When H-Mom was growing up in France, she knew lots of people who went "mushrooming" on the weekends. People are very brave to eat wild mushrooms -- we would hesitate to taste them even if they were collected by an "expert." We will stick to buying our mushrooms at Publix.

Wild mushrooms are plentiful in South Florida in the summer, which is our rainy season. They appear when a few days of heavy rain are followed by dryer, sunny days. This is exactly what the weather as been this week. Golf courses are not very keen on them, as they pop up very quickly and ruin the "look" of the course by creating a circle of dead grass or discoloration. Lawncare resources call Fairy Rings a "disease."

Booker didn't smell anything interesting in our Fairy Ring, so we didn't disturb a thing. Maybe the fairies will come back and dance again tonight.

It looks more like magic than "disease"!


Maggie & Mitch said...

My grandma shops at Publix too!
Mom says that she'd never eat wild mushrooms either! It's taking a chance if you're not sure!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Army of Four said...

I wonder if we ever get those here? We've had tons of rain this year, so I'll have to look!
Play bows,
PS: Thanks for stopping by the blog!

River said...

I think they are good luck esp. since they appear overnight like magic and are quite beautiful.

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love & wags,

Patience-please said...

The servant had never heard of fairy rings! we whippets are great friends of fairies and elves, being distantly related, and we wish our servant could enjoy them with us. Maybe this will get her started!

wags from the whippets

Biggie-Z said...

Very cool! Maybe Booker should learn how to sniff truffles. I bet he'd be really good at it!

Sniffs and Snorts, Biggie

Charlie Daniels said...

That is so cool. I wonder what fairies are like to play with>