With Seasons Greetings

Fly agaric, near Betws-y-coed


I’d just like to wish all my readers a happy festive season – whatever their beliefs – and a successful year in 2019.

I have a couple of new projects to look forward to in the New Year, and I’ll talk about those in January.

Apologies for using the same photograph for a second time. Until recently I wasn’t aware how close the links were between the Fly Agaric and Christmas. But ” it seems quite possible that the traditional image of Father Christmas has its real origins in shamanistic rituals involying the red and white fly agaric toadstool”.

There’s plenty more about this on the internet, for example here, from which the above quote is taken.



About Jeremy Moore

Recently described as "Wales' leading environmental photographer"; based near Aberystwyth, and specialising in Welsh landscape and wildlife. He has published the Wild Wales / Cymru Wyllt range of postcards since 1987. His most recent book was "Wales at Waters Edge" (with Jon Gower) published in May 2012. The National Library of Wales has a large number of his prints in its Collection. His exhibition "Bird/land" was shown at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from June until August 2016. It originally received support from the Arts Council of Wales. He is also working on a new book about Wales with the author Jon Gower, due for publication in autumn 2018.
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4 Responses to With Seasons Greetings

  1. Merry Christmas to you Jerry and I wish you luck with all your projects for the new year!

  2. lotelta says:

    In Germany, the Fly Agaric is considered to be a lucky mushroom = Glückspilz. And so is the person, who finds a Fly Agaric 🙂 I wish you a very happy new year and good luck with all your projects! Lotte

  3. Jeremy Moore says:

    Thanks very much Lottie. it looks like you have sunshine and snow in your part of the world. Lucky you. It has been so grey and dismal here for weeks on end.

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