Sunday, October 27, 2013

Common or shaggy?

Shaggy ink cap mushrooms are a tasty autumn treat. Common ink cap mushrooms can give you a heart attack if eaten within a day or two, or before drinking alcohol, giving them their nickname of 'tippler's bane'. Best to let these ones be.

On Ballard Down

On Ballard Down, where the chalk hills meet the English Channel, Swanage Bay to the west. 
Straight ahead, it looks like the path leads into the sea. 

Around the corner, facing east, the cliffs losing battle with the sea.