Travel theme: picking berries and mushrooms in the Northern summer

This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Grasses.

Walking in the grasses and bushes looking for berries and mushrooms is a national obsession that Eastern Europe and Northern Europe have in common.

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Picking berries and mushrooms is a national sport in Eastern and in Northern Europe.

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I know it too well for having family living in the centre and in the South of France, complaining that, unlike me, they cannot find the gooseberries they love so much – you keep showing off with your warm and dry weather I tell them, well here it’s not that nice but at least we’ve got berries and mushrooms!

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In Norway, no need to drive many kilometres. Just a few out of Oslo, there is a countryside feel and lush nature.
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Would you eat this one or not? There are a few centres in Norway where you can bring your catch to get it analysed and find out whether they are edible or not.

These photos were taken in August 2010 in Oslo, Norway.

 

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