Cauliflower and Lobsters

Be sure and view my last post on our Celebrity Dancing venture. It’s been updated.

It hasn’t rained appreciably in two weeks until yesterday afternoon and through the night – 2 1/2 inches, but I still found a few choice mushrooms. Hopefully more good stuff will come up this week.


These Sparassis herbstii were all around one pine. They are the cleanest and prettiest I have ever found. 2 1/2 pounds total




These lobsters were in one small group in my “monster patch”, so called by the over 100 pounds we found 5 years ago in a 2-acre old growth white pine plantation. The trees are dying, however, and the yields have been only 5-6 lbs.a year since then. Maybe this year will be another bumper crop. Hope !!!


This Berkeley polypore, 6 1/2 lbs, was at the base of the same tree we found one of equal size two weeks before.



IMG_0736I have been following these Berkeley polypores for almost three weeks. In a future post, I will paste all the pictures I took from when I first saw a pencil eraser-sized stub until today.

REMEMBER to view my last post on the Celebrity Dancing fund raiser !!!!

Celebrity Dancers

Dance1(UPDATE: We raised over $3,000 – THANKS!)On August 13th, Ellen and I (click thumbnail for full view of Whitey :-))will be celebrity dancers at the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge Beach Bash, their annual fund raiser. It’s a contest (6 couples) and the winners are whoever raises the most money. The hat will be passed, but most of the money is being raised before the event. Actually we won’t be the winner, the clinic’s patients will be the winners. Last year there were 1,156 unique clients over 5,359 visits. 86% of the income levels were below the Federal Poverty Line .YOU can HELP us !! Spread the word on whatever Social Media you use !!!

Donate any amount to the clinic and be sure to click our name at this link

Our song is Stories We Could Tell by The Mavericks. See it on You Tube.

Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge is on Facebook:

UPDATE July 28, 2016:  We have a goal of $2,000. Last year’s winning couple raised $1,600, and we want to raise the bar for next year’s contestants. We are currently at $820. Keep the $$$ coming, we have two more weeks !!! The more competitive the couples, the more the poor, uninsured in this area benefit.

The Clinic’s Facebooks had 10,000 views and 25 shares last week. Keep the social media going !!!!!!!!!!!  You can link to this page. Thanks, Whitey