Day three's birthday gift day three is one of those difficult-to-believe-it-is-natural items & offers a perfect segue into a fungi I met this summer but haven't had the chance to share yet.
Botryoidal Lepidolite. Hubby reports that it is helpful for clearing/cancelling computer radiation (think that's a hint?) & also beneficial for the ears, nose & throat. I think it is just bewitching & recalls to me a very special fungi I met this summer...
Do I know what this otherworldly jelly is? No. Did I scour my fieldbooks & the internet in vain? Yep.
And just look what happens to it when your five-year-old touches it:
Continuing with the silhouette & the difficult to believe theme is day four's gift:
Locally hand made, ass-kickin' chocolates that force you right out of your comfort zone. Hubby spared me the anchovy, salmon & garlic varieties, but there is plenty of adventure in this box, including the orange-topped "Golden Goat": a very special blend of goat cheese & dark chocolate ganache with a "zing of organic goldenberry."