Soon, the Vernal Equinox will be upon us and before you know it, Morel Mushrooms will be popping up everywhere.
Like young Jamie Diggs, the great grandson of O.Z. Diggs, the original Wizard of Oz, we all look forward to gathering those wonderful fungi.
Fortunately for us, we don't have to deal with the Leader of the Sycamores, who liberates the Morel or the Gnarled Scrub Oak, who casts a mean spell on the Morel Army.
MAGICIAN OF OZ tells the classic tale of good Versus Evil in a land we all know from our childhood. Lucky for the young magician that he has Dorothy Gale of Kansas on his side and she too casts a mean Spell of the Morels. Oddly enough though, it is the fist time she had ever cast a spell.
Once you've finished reading MAGICIAN OF OZ, I think you'll agree that she did a pretty good job of it.
Of course, there's the Great Mushroom Hunt, which yields the Diggs family so many Morels that some must go to auction, where they fetch a mighty fine price.
And what of those Morels they kept for themselves? Well, Amanda Diggs, who makes a mighty fine Potato Soup tries some in her recipe with amazing results. She calls it Hoosier-style Potato Soup.
Long live OZ!!!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma