Sunday, September 18, 2011

Butterfly Shenanigans and Puffball Treat










(Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions)
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24 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

whew. Working on FIRST team handbook all afternoon and evening. Is it time for a drink yet?

Smut Clyde said...

Next step... recipes for butterflies and damselflies.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Way past it. In fact, I'm back to water and grapefruit juice. (Not together.)

P.S. Re: puffball mushrooms: 1. They must be all-white inside. Any shade of yellow or purple makes them inedible or upsetting.

2. When cut, they must have a uniform internal consistency. The external appearance of immature Amanita species is similar to puffballs. However, the cap and gills of these unexpanded mushrooms become apparent when the egg-shaped fungi are cut in half. The Amanita genus includes the most poisonous species of mushrooms.

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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

sorry thudner, couldn't wait for your answer. Poured a much-appreciated glass of cheap wine anyway.

Another Kiwi said...

Looks scrum diddle umptioius Thunder. Still trying for the Google hits, I see, Butterfly threesome, indeed!

Smut Clyde said...

Teh puffballs do not have a lot of flavour of their own but they soak up the butter or fat or whatever you fry them in and make good lipid-delivery vehicles.

Jennifer said...

Pretty fly-esque thangs.

Laura said...

My Dad used to LOVE those puffballs too. And something called.. "morals-more-als?"...
Anyhow, one year, we had this really sweet puffball growing in our yard (I grew up in the country) and my Dad was very excited about it.
Me, being me .. went and kicked it over. Then smashed it. I had a "thing" about smashing vegetables when I was younger (I still fight the urge). I couldn't be trusted in the garden alone....

((Hugs))
Laura

Randal Graves said...

Dead animal parts, yum, but who knew there was that much meat on a butterfly.

Laura, methinks thou art vio-lent. I better have the city order up a second cannon.

Aunt Snow said...

Puffballs! I'll have to ask my neighbor about those.

Laura, FYI they're "morels" - some farmers markets carry them. They are quite pricey!! Your dad had good taste.

J— said...

Next step... recipes for butterflies and damselflies.

On my grill! Where's my confounded grill?!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Note 1): The Autumn Meadowhawk is actually a small dragonfly, not a damselfly.

Note 2): Speaking of confounded grills, the suet birdfeeder (which has been used for many years, hanging from its wire which itself hangs from a small treebranch) was attacked and destroyed during the night. I feel certain that the culprit looks something like this.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Breaking news for the Minister Of Optimism (from the Undersecretary for Rays of Motherfucking Sunshine):

top three headers at FDL this morning:

Pizza Orders from Around the World: A Sign #OccupyWallStreet Could Last Awhile?

Obama Debt Reduction Plan a Sharp Pullback from Grand Bargain Territory

UAW Makes Significant Gains in New GM Contract



I know, I know, but seeing three positive items in a row, these days, kind of blew some of my circuites, you know?

J— said...

the suet birdfeeder ... was attacked and destroyed

The grill type? That's pretty impressive.

Do you have much trouble with squirrels there? In Florida the battles were constant. And those buggers could jump!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

TRIGGERING.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Yes, I had a war with Nutkin here, J—. Someone had left a spilled bag of birdseed buried in other things on the screen porch, and so Nutkin bust various sections of the screening in.

The war finally ended when I surrendered, vacuumed up the screen porch, and left the door open, so that Nutkin and kin could come in and see that there was no food.

As for the suet feeder, here it is (parts were strewn over an area about 10 yards southwest from the spot 20 feet below the feeder).
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Smut Clyde said...

As for the suet feeder, here it is

I am impressed by the lack of tearful requests for reader donations.

The Autumn Meadowhawk is actually a small dragonfly, not a damselfly.

Pedant slinks away, chastened.

Another Kiwi said...

Racoon, is not worried by your attempted shaming, Thundra. Because of the rabies, I guess.

vacuumslayer said...

Wow. I guess the senseless slaying of fungal ORBS is now acceptable. Apparently anything goes here.

Henning Pfeifer said...

yum yum! have you guys ever tried fly agarics?

Another Kiwi said...

Agrics and Obelix?

Mandos said...

fly agaric

No, never had them!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

OK, DADT was officially dead at 12:01 this morning....


Where is John McCain with his spittle flecked rage? Why aren't Miss McConnell or Lindsey Graham having a screaming meltdown yet?

I swear, getting these things done isn't any fun if they aren't gonna melt down.

jim said...

MMMM DAT WING