Autumn – Mould And Mellow Fruitfulness

Out in the countryside this past weekend the signs of rot and renewal were apparent.

One feature stood out. Toadstools. Has anyone seen a toad propping up a bar while perched on these puppies?

These were favs

But there was this gorse covered in an extraordinary cobweb too…

And Dog? Just happy to be outside

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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25 Responses to Autumn – Mould And Mellow Fruitfulness

  1. Always knew you and Dog were a couple of fun guys!

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  2. Toads do inhabit bars. A good tour, Geoff

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    • TanGental says:

      Your life has clearly been richer than mine if you’ve shared a jar with amphibians. Mind you when I was drinking and before I met the current Mrs LP I kissed the odd frog…

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    Do you collect mushrooms to eat? We did when we lived in what was then Czechoslovakia. Of course, we had an expert with us to tell us which ones we shouldn’t pick.
    Loved the tour, just two fun guys out for a walk!

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    • TanGental says:

      I used to when with my dad and brother back in thr New Forest. They were most prolific across an old crumbling WW2 aerodrome that was built for D Day. Odd that nature reclaimed its domination with mushrooms on 40 year old concrete!!

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  4. Susie Lindau says:

    Love your photos of all kinds of fungi and love this time of year. Frost is on my stunted pumpkins this morning. Time to pick them!

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  5. Chel Owens says:

    Already beaten to the puns. What a gorgeous area to walk through.

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    That’s quite an assortment of fungi!

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  7. Erika says:

    Wow, great photos, Geoff.

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  8. petespringerauthor says:

    I’m not a big fan of mushrooms, but we have plenty around here. The climate is ideal for them here (moderate temps and wet—although we’ve had a drought four out of the last five years.)

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  9. George says:

    Beautiful pics. Love this time of year.

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  10. willowdot21 says:

    Geoff and your post art and history has disappeared? …help !

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    I have been watching very strange new mushrooms sprout on the trunk of our dying cherry tree. They look a little like those mushroom logs I have seen in the store.

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