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.


4 thoughts on “With Seasons Greetings

  1. 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

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