It was one of the most exciting, calming, special, beautiful, raw, fun, peaceful, connected, special things I have done.
The Mushrooms we picked and ate were called Saffron Milk Caps. There are many others in the forest that you can't eat and are poisonous. Some of them are glow in the dark and some of them look like they are straight out of a fairy tale. Nothing can explain walking through the dappled shade of the pine forest on your own with a knife and a basket, looking for that special shade of pinky orange that just might be a tasty mushroom for you to eat for dinner.
I just feel like the luckiest lady these days.
If you have some friends who go mushroom picking and they ask you to go. Go!...Bliss.
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Johanna and Klara are Swedish and were born in the 1990′s, can't you tell!
I first heard them at my swedish friend's sushi party [ my roll had the highest ratio of wasabi. I love the rush when it is so intense it makes your eyes water and your brain buzz!] and then saw them on this post on Miss Moss' Blog.
So Japanese via sweden via South Africa to Sydney! What a journey.
They are super beautiful and dreamy and folky and wonderful.
I really like their music.
Maybe you may too.
Photos by Neil Krug