Last night was the fall mushroom dinner with my son @ Piatto Restaurant and the meal was as usual - delectable! From start to finish, every meal has mushrooms and each course better than the last! Also a nice detail with everyone having a 'big mushroom shaped potato' on their plate - I KNOW the amount of work this would have taken and it was a lovely, impressive touch.
We sat with some lovely people, very interesting (I feel like bugs bunny when I just said that) sharing adventures, travel stories and more- there was never a silent moment - unless we were all eating and even then - the conversations never stopped. From cat towers to waterfalls... quite a few giggles were to be had.
Ironically before arriving I asked Storm "do you mind if we sit alone tonight, I just want it to be about the meal- no idle chatter " lol - so glad when we arrived we were immediately told 'where we were sitting - at the head table. hee hee - Storm looked at me - we exchanged the here we go glance :) & had a terrific evening as usual! I can't thank my son enough... he does not have to take me, it does me proud to attend this meal - to see my son 'the Foray Director' (hee hee) is respected & liked and everyone has a smile an something nice to say! Not to mention his knowledge on mushrooms, he can hold a conversation with the best of them and does.
The Mycological Society of Toronto is growing in leaps and bounds - I get it!!!
The Forays are FUN - the wide range of people is incredible, every profession and level of education all mingling - coming together by mycelium - Don't fool yourself if you think the mushrooms are not bringing all these people together. Watch a documentary - here is a good one: World of Fungus Have a watch. You will learn something! The forays are also a way to LEARN which mushrooms are safe and which are NOT - *NEVER EAT A MUSHROOM YOU FIND IN THE WILD IF YOU DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS SAFE TO EAT. People dies STILL all the time, recently a little boy in B.C. died from eating a "death cap" while on a foray with his parents - especially little ones! Teach THEM NOW, I've seen death caps all over this foray season.
Cannabis - O deaths. Hmmmmmmmmmm... just sayin'.
One gentleman was sharing he is making a mini film with the song 'Oh' Canada' for our 150 this year!! Canada will be 150 years young and there are many events planned this year
so COME VISIT!: Canada is 150 years old! I can't wait and will share when complete.
Ending on a positive note - guess who was asked to draw a cartoon for the MST newsletters? I'm going to get right on that & today I'm finishing my painting. 39
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform
one million realities.
- Maya Angelou -