Dear Blog Readers,
We have become the kind of blogger we never wanted to be — the kind who has a "read our blog" button on our website but the newest post is months old. We blame Facebook for this — it's so much easier to write something there and we seem to have more followers there than we did here on the blog. Still, we can't quite bring ourselves to give it up altogether yet — so instead, we're posting this little note to explain our lack of current entries. Please do check out our facebook page, we think it's fun, if not quite as long form.
sincerely, the Joie de Blogger.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Joie de Vivre at Harvard

We recently found out that some of our mushroom related items have ended up in a display case at - none other than Harvard University.  One of the curators was in, and bought a selection of this year's stock of glass clip on mushroom Christmas ornaments.  A few days later she emailed me these photographs, saying she thought we might enjoy seeing where some of them were going - into the Decorative Cryptogram case at Harvard's botany Libraries/Herbaria !  She also mentioned that in some cultures, there is a belief that Santa's red and white suit is based on the Amanita musaria mushroom.  Who knew?  At any rate, it's kind of cool to think that some of our silly gnomes and mushrooms have ended up on display at Harvard.

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