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Jean Emmons

Jean Emmons

Cantharellus formosus


13 x 14 inches framed


Common name: Pacific gardenchanterelle


Artist's statement: In Autumn, there is nothing more fun than hunting chanterelles. Even if I never find any! So much brighter than black trumpets or truffles, less ephemeral than boletes, they shine brightly on the forest floor.


On Vashon Island, where I live, there are quite a variety of sizes and colors from buff to deep gold to almost brown. If I am very lucky and there are rains in August, sometimes I can find Cantharellus subalbidus the beautiful, elusive White Chanterelle.

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