Eyes to see below the surface


Like the overnight appearance of fruiting bodies – mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi popping up through the leaf mould or grass – the fruit of our own lives has much deeper entangled origins than appears at first sight. Yet we continue to expect it to arrive ready-packaged, like mushrooms on the supermarket shelves. Divorced from … Read more

Sensing the seasonal shift


Yesterday, I noticed the first whiff of autumn. The brown, nutty smell of fallen leaves and damp, warm earth. It went with the evidence of fruiting bodies – mushrooms and toadstools – sprouting and being toppled by passing feet. The shift has started. Am I ready to harvest what has already grown? To choose what … Read more