Friday, September 19, 2008

A cat and a puffball



We found this puffball in a field. The wedding ring is to give it scale. It was the smaller of two, the other was larger than a football. I love th bouncy noise they make when you tap them. Lovely sister and I are going to eat it sliced with garlic and bacon.

Still really on furlough from blogging. Meanwhile, enjoy Simon's cat.

18 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

puffballs are great aren't they?

The video is great fun!

Tori said...

Let us know how it was with garlic and bacon.

Reluctant Blogger said...

Puffballs are such funny things and it was funny to watch Simon's cat after that cos the cat is like a puffball really.

I love Simon's cat.

Enjoy your break. Isn't the weather splendid?

Granny J said...

Dang it, Lucy -- now I have to do a cat post just so's I can link those Simon videos! Enjoy the respite.

jzr said...

I love Simon's cat! I just had a session with one of my own ... first in, then out again, then wanting in again, but then when I open the door she turns her back and walks off!!

HLiza said...

I love that cat! Now I have to google puffball..been calling my cat puffball but don't know it has other meanings..

HLiza said...

Okay I know now it's a kind of mushroom..interesting..

Bee said...

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I had to google "puffball" -- although I did suspect that it was mushroom-like. I hope you enjoy your foraged treat -- and your visit with your sister!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Priceless cat!

Rosie said...

they taste wonderful.
I'm relieved that the puffball wasnt getting married...

herhimnbryn said...

Yum and Ha!

Barrett Bonden said...

Just back from Diafani so I'm catching up; hence this displaced comment. Unfortunately being liked by the international community (whatever that amorphous entity is) doesn't necessarily help Democratic candidates get elected. It kinda irritates some US voters. It's natural that we (Brits) should respond to Obama but the big question, assuming he becomes president, is: who did he hold hands with to get there? Initially it seemed he might be a step away from the terrifyingly politicised religious right but, alas, he's had to talk to them and, possibly, probably, promise them things.

Hey, I managed a metaphorical link: puffballs and politics! Not that I'm trying to stay on the fence. I'd be voting for him but I'd also be preparing myself for disappointment.

Are bigger puffballs tastier than small ones?

Dave King said...

I am n ot really a cat person, but I will make an exception of that one.

Zephyr said...

Love that video!!! Thanks for making me laugh this morning.

Robin Starfish said...

Beauty of a puffball...

annie said...

looks tasty! the recipe sounds even tastier.

*dreams up desert mushrooms*

Lucy said...

Thanks all. Not least for constancy.

Plutarch said...

We've just be laughing at Simon's Cat. All human life is there!