This site is an archive of For the latest information about Susy and her adventrures, visit the Cultivate Simple site.
Thank you for all your support over the years!

An Wonderful Inconvenience

May 5th, 2010

It’s about a mile and half to our voting station. Since it was a beautiful late afternoon we decided we’d walk down. We took Lucy with us and she was very tired and slow on the way home, most likely a combination of her age and her injury. We were walking slowly up the big hill, bemoaning how slow she was now and how we’ll have to only take her on shorter walks, when all of a sudden Mr Chiots spotted a morel, a nice big one. I jumped over the ditch and grabbed it, then noticed a few more. We picked the ones we saw then headed home with plans of heading out a little later.

We headed out again in the evening and found another half pound of nice amber and white/gray morels. We got back too late to get photos of the amber ones, I’ll definitely try to get some today to put up on Flickr (here they are). While we were hunting for mushrooms, we talked about how earlier we had been complaining about Lucy being so slow. But it was her slowness that allowed us to spot the morel. Sometimes things that seem like an inconvenience can be of great reward!

Have you ever had something that was an annoying inconvenience turn into something wonderful?

11 Comments to “An Wonderful Inconvenience”
  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Susy Morris. Susy Morris said: An Wonderful Inconvenience #miscellaneus #morels #mushroomhunting #wildfood […]

    Reply to Tweets that mention An Wonderful Inconvenience | Chiot’s Run —'s comment

  2. Julia on May 5, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Oh how wonderful! Make sure to spread the spores so you get more next year :)

    Reply to Julia's comment

  3. Michelle on May 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Great metaphor for slowing down in life so we don’t speed past the good stuff!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..The art fair. =-.

    Reply to Michelle's comment

  4. MAYBELLINE on May 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I understand the annoyance with the slow dog. Try to savor your moments with this friend.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Summer Crops – Part III =-.

    Reply to MAYBELLINE's comment

    • MAYBELLINE on May 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

      I was lucky enough to win one of you beautiful calendars. Can you tell me more about the May image?
      .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Summer Crops – Part III =-.

      Reply to MAYBELLINE's comment

    • Susy on May 5, 2010 at 10:39 am

      I know, it’s kind of sad, just a few years ago we couldn’t even keep up with her. We feel bad because she always wants to go, but then can only make it so far. We make sure she gets a short walk almost every day, and she gets to get out and run in the gardens almost every day as well. She’ll be missed when she’s gone.

      Reply to Susy's comment

  5. will on May 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    WOW! Tis the season I guess. I actually found a couple in my front yard… they never would have come up if I hadn’t ripped out all the grass to plant veggies this year. (as if I needed ANOTHER reason to rip out the yard!) I guess this is the ONE upside of dutch elm disease in Minneapolis. Good luck with the next hunt!

    Reply to will's comment

  6. Lona on May 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Wow, I will eat that inconvenience anytime LOL! They are like gold around here.
    .-= Lona´s last blog ..Bilbo Arrives in the Hocking Hills Garden =-.

    Reply to Lona's comment

  7. Kim Morrissey on May 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Morels, what a wonderful find. I’ve been hunting this year but haven’t find any yet. Maybe after todays rain.

    A few days ago, I went to the wrong village for my daughters track meet. As I was driving down a backroad to get to the right school, I spotted a cliff with loads of wild columbine. I am a wildflower photographer and have spent years looking for this plant growing in the wild. you can read about it at
    .-= Kim Morrissey´s last blog ..SPOTLIGHT : WILD COLUMBINE =-.

    Reply to Kim Morrissey's comment

  8. Cool Hunting images | Wildlife Caps on August 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    […] Categories: Hunting Tags: cool, Hunting, images Previous post: How to Start a Junk Hauling Business on Craigslist. Next post: [Great Movie Scenes] Good Will Hunting – Park Scene Leave a Comment […]

    Reply to Cool Hunting images | Wildlife Caps's comment


This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

Read previous post:
New in the Garden: a Pond

We're always trying to find ways to make our little gardens an oasis for creatures of all shapes and sizes...