Just Desserts

Just Desserts

Kingdom: Fungi

That’s the best I can do to name this tasty looking pudding-cake living thing I walked past in town a few weeks back. I had a mind to ask for a big glass of milk to go with the cinnamon-chocolatey delicacy.

No I didn’t bite into it. But don’t you think it’s tempting, served here on a bed of mulch, with a pine-tree garnish?

About

Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

4 Comments on “Just Desserts

  1. Life imitating art….LOL It does look like a chocolate pudding with a meringue/marshmallow topping. Or maybe it’s en croute.

  2. Yum! Well, Floyd *is* known for its gourmet restaurants, along with many other wonderful aspects of our county. Apparently, this gourmet reputation has now been enhanced in an unusual way. 🙂

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