The end of summer and the start of mushroom season
If you do the math, you would think September
pretty much like March. Both months an equinox in them when you
see days exactly half night and exactly half day. The longest day
of the year (June 20th or 21st depending on the leap year) is the
same distance away. Thankfully, September doesn't feel at all
like March - some years it seems almost as good as August. Sadly
by the end of the month, you are reminded that winter is unstoppable in
it's approach and you might as well get the jackets out.
We decided to take a short walk in Pacific Spirit Park. Jin
and Jesse generously had us over to help harvest their bumper crop of
plums so we took Jesse and Haley with us on our walk in the park.
Ideally I was hoping to see tasty mushrooms I
take home, but I think we were just too early in the season and we just
hadn't had enough rain. I'm relying on my skills from mushroom
hunting last year so while I saw mushrooms, I wouldn't call any of them
edible because I couldn't 100% identify them.
Richmond Night Market
Speaking of change os seasons, we decided to
go to the
Summer Night Market for a walk and graze the food stalls. The
night markets hasn't really recovered from the trauma two years ago -
many of the stalls were empty (even in the food area) and the crowds we
We did see a few new things. "Hurricane
Potatoes" have apparently jumped the Pacific. We had these on
Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong and I could swear I saw them in
Japan. These were sold in stands run by Korean proprietors and
were available dipped in different salts or with difference
sauces. We had plain with catchup - all the yummie you would
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