Lactarius indigo eggs

I found some Lactarius indigo mushrooms for the first time a week or two back behind our house and Susan refused to let me eat them. Truth be told that I was kind of ambivalent about it anyway.

But on a hike up Bull mountain yesterday we ran across several small patches and I decided to try eating one after all. Three came home with us and I planned on eating two and scattering the third behind the house.

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The mushrooms of Biltmore

We went back out to the Biltmore estate on Thursday and tried out some of the trails near the winery. We still haven’t found a decent trail map but there are wide and narrow trails that wind through the trees.

We saw a good number of mushrooms, some new to us and a pretty black rat snake.

Pretty red Russula. Had a nice mild taste though I didn’t eat the whole thing

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Walking Asheville – Haw Creek Park

Come walk along with us in this installment of Walking Asheville as we visit Haw Creek Park in east Asheville.

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Walking the Grounds

Snapshots from an afternoon’s peaceful walk on the Biltmore Estate.

Hi there. Hey human, I got a job for ya…
scratch my head – yeah right there – yep mmm

 

The first of many birdhouses along the farm trail and walking paths.
My contact lens fell out right about here – keep looking, Phyllis.

 

Hello in there! I can seeee you.
You don’t see me. No little bugs hiding here – nope, nope, nope.

I see you too, little birdy. Thanks for letting us walk in your front yard.

 

Walking Asheville – A Taste Of Biltmore

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Come walk along with us in this eighth installment of Walking Asheville as we visit some of the gardens at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

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Walking Asheville – Mountain To Sea Trail

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Come walk along with us in this seventh installment of Walking Asheville as we walk from the Folk Art Center south and back along the Mountain To Sea (MST) trail. This was going to be a two part walk but our gopro flaked out and we lost an hour of the walk in the middle.

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Walking Asheville – Haw Creek to the Parkway!

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Come walk along with us in this sixth installment of Walking Asheville as we walk through the Northern part of the Haw Creek neighborhood, up the Maple Road trail to the Blue Ridge Parkway and along the Mountain To Sea trail (MST) to the overlook above the Haw Creek Overlook.

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Modern Slideshow Tutorial for Vegas Pro

Here’s a tutorial on how to create a custom transition for your slideshow projects. One big advantage to using this method for transitions is that you can have as many layered effects as you want where normally you can only have a single fx applied to a transition. Continue reading Modern Slideshow Tutorial for Vegas Pro