Chanterelle - By Clada
This piece has a particular special piece of nostalgia tied to it. As a child growing up in Wisconsin I did not see many snakes, except of course the garter snake during the spring and summer. I even had one as a pet for a time. They are beautiful docile creatures. Garter snakes emit a foul scent when threatened to act as a defense mechanism. Because of this they smell like death. Hence the Chanterelle mushrooms, beautiful and fiery orange a stark contrast to the cold palette of the grass and snakes. They seem as if they would be toxic but like the garter snake they are harmless.
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