King Alfred's Cakes by julienne1

King Alfred's Cakes

In the woods there are lots of these strange little fungi growing on rotting trees. They are so named after the legend of King Alfred who, being hunted by the Danes, was taken in and being sheltered by a peasant woman who asked him to keep an eye on the cakes she was baking. He forgot to check on them and they burned - and legend says he then scattered them through the woods to conceal his mistake!
Wow... interesting. I've never seen anything like that before!
April 17th, 2019  
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These 'cakes' don't look very appetising...
Wonderful close up, Kim.
April 17th, 2019  
Interesting story
April 17th, 2019  
I am constantly impressed with your knowledge of nature and all the various elements of your environment! Great photo and lesson! Thank you for the information!
April 18th, 2019  
So interesting
April 18th, 2019  
Great shot. Although, not very appetizing to look at. :-)
April 18th, 2019  
oh what interesting fungi - love the story!
April 18th, 2019  
Great shot and interesting story.
April 18th, 2019  
Wow, so interesting.
April 18th, 2019  
That’s a wonderful story !
April 18th, 2019  
Such a strange looking fungi ~ super focus.
April 18th, 2019  
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