Thursday, November 1, 2012


Nothing is more beautiful than the
loveliness of the woods
before sunrise.

by George Washington Carver

My friend.....Put some high leather boots on;
grab a basket;
let's go for
walk through the
oak and chestnut woods
this early autumn morning..

We are truly lucky & are invited
to assist a



I have to tell you the truth...:
I didn't grab a basket....;
but I did grab my camera to shoot
these incredible
.... even Laccaille takes a closer look of a big fungo....

I would love to tell you the names of each and everyone...
though I am probably the only one in the whole
region who really never could
give you the right advice
of a "good" or "poison" fungo...


..but I can show you the most

& oh,
these two red cuties are having
a sweet "rendez-vous"
on the perfumed
one of the most "important"
ingredients for
the delicious

Please never ever pick this yellow
for your
Mushroom soup....;
even this one
is posing only for the
"Funghi Fashion Show"


"EGG FUNGO"...isn't he too gorgeous...?

...The EXPERT CJ...
SHE  helped us finding all
the delicious FUNGHI for
not like me...
never trust me for choosing the "good ones"
I only can show you the prettiest ones...

Funghi soup,
which you absolutely should
if you come & visit
Tuscany...& me !
A glass of red wine

This heavenly looking soup prepared my dearest friend
owner of the very well known

....Why don't  we jump
right now up
in the chestnut woods
 to NADIA..?



Lori Skoog said...

Magical as usual. Nice that you had something posted today. You know we miss seeing your rich photography on a regular basis.

Emocja said...

Elvira, thanks for the walk! I can still smell the mushrooms on my hands;) and soup… I will look for a recipe;)

Annette said...

Those mushrooms are beautiful and the soup looks divine.

Dario Ferrari Photos said...

La prima foto รจ veramente stupenda!


dianne said...

Beautiful images of the fungi on your walk through the woods, CJ would be the expert, especially for truffles...your early morning sky with the sun rising is magnificent dear Elvira.
xoxoxo ♡

Tricia Hays said...

The soup looks absolutely delicious & the photos are absolutely wonderful... I love the 1st image, so beautiful! I'm loving the light & shadow play in the other pics, too... a plethora of mushrooms.

Have a wonderful weekend

Jim said...

Absolutely breath-taking, Elvira! What a wonderful way to start my day. Thanks you.
It really was a magical walk through your chestnut and oak woods. It was a delight to see all the different 'members' of the fungi family that you have 'living' around you. Truly magical.

sophie...^5 said...

So many, such a wondrous variety of mushrooms. I am like you Elivra unable to discern the edibles from the non-edibles. The beauty is captivating non the less and I can only imagine the sensory explosion as you tasted the soup. MMMMMmmmmmmMMM!
PS...CJ is your aren't you the fortunate person!

Roy said...

A beautiful Tuscan autumn sunrise image Elvira.
Thank you for posting it.
Yes picking wild funghi is best avoided unless you are an expert I think.

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Elvira,
What a wonderful shots!! Great to see all the mushrooms and all the autumn colors.
The first shot is so amazing with a great sky.

Many greetings,

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Awe...I missed you on for here a whole week, how can that be...
I miss you and I wrote you e-mail, and never heard back.
Your images of nature's beauty in mushrooms, named, or unnamed, all are so very wonderful.
I love the smell of the woods, and the eye for nature, even the smallest things, are they not all just sublime!
The mushroom dish at the end of this sweet journey, looks
delis ch!
Happy weekend to you~ Hugs

vicki said...

Elvira- only you could make a walk in the woods so beautiful!! These photos are truly amazing--- there is no way I would ever trust myself to pick the right ones!! The soup looks so wonderful-- I can almost smell the aroma!
Sending hugs-

Agata said...

I have never seen egg fungo! So that is great lesson for me :) The soup looks great (I am sure as well as it tastes).
Best regards from Warsaw!

vicki said...

Just thinking about you Elvira-- sending you holiday blessings and a big hug-

Ree said...

I haven't visited Magical Tuscany in a while, and oh! I've missed it! Once again, you've taken me on a lovely outing. Thanks so much for sharing. And, Merry Christmas!

Trotter said...

Hi Elvira! Hope you are having a great season! Sorry for the absence, but 2012 was definitely a difficult year here in Portugal, and even worse for me...
Wish you a very Happy 2013, and enjoy Grenada in Blogtrotter Two!

vicki said...

Hi sweet friend --
I am loading blogs into my draft post for the Grow Your Blog party and youare all set! Mark your calendar for January 19!!

Miss you-- Happy Holidays and my best wishes to you and your beautiful family for a bright new year.

Love you-

Ajka said...

I'm in love with 1st photo <3
And the soup looks delicious!

Nikki said...

These photos are so beautiful! I'm so glad I stopped by here :) It's nice to meet you!

Regina said...

Miss coming here.

Wonderful as always!

Have a great day.


EvalinaMaria said...

Great wine, great food = Tuscany! It is on my 'must visit' list.

You have a very lovely blog. I'm a new follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

Evalina, This and that...

Beth said...

Your photos are absolutely amazing! Magnificent! Glad I stopped by.
Blessings, Beth

Noel Bressler said...

Swinging by from the hop! Check out my blog and follow if you'd like!

Happy Saturday!!

Jenny said...

So happy to find your blog through Vicki. Your fotos are beautiful. xo Jenny

Cobalt Violet said...

How did I miss this one? So luscious and wonderful damp and lush. That zuppa di funghi looks amazing!!!
Hoping the new year is bringing you joy and peace!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I miss you and your posts! This was lovely - who knew that fungi could be so beautiful?! Thanks for sharing.. and I must learn more about CJ :) Bless you and hope all is well, and that we will see you soon in blogland ♥ -Tammy

Gayle said...

Just lovely. I check back every "little while" so see if you are back. May 1......6 mos. I miss you.

Gayle said...

From time to time I return here for inspiration. You have such a set of talents. I am always grateful when I came here. Hope you are well. I miss your gifts to us.

Gayle said...

It has been almost a year….still miss you. Hope you and yours are well. {{{}}}

Trotter said...

Hi Elvira! Hope you are having a great holiday season! Sorry for the absence, but work and concerns are keeping me away from Blogtrotter... Anyhow, enjoy my latest post at Tobago, and have a great season!
Wish you all the best for 2014, hopefully better than 2013!

Christine said...

Dearest Elvira, I have missed your beautiful prose and photos, especially of your wonderful friends Sheylah, CJ, and Laccaille. I hope that life is being good to you and that you will return to share with us soon.


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