The rapid arrival of thunderstorms and monsoon style rainfall followed by hot bursts of sunshine have tempted out the hoards of mushroom pickers around these parts.
Normally two or three cars pass our front gate. Today, not unlike any other this week, there has been more than a dozen. Our previous tranquility taken away by hungry car loads, armed with baskets. We realize later we should have laid on cream teas with plenty of the plum jam made yesterday rather than dusting off the binoculars to check where they are hunting for them!