I traveled to Yunnan, China three times to join my mycologist friend, David Arora. Some of you may know his books: Mushrooms Demystified, and All the Rain Promises and More. The latter volume includes my first published pieces! Two small paragraphs on mushroom collecting. Here, you see David photographing one of the women we had gone out with to collect mushrooms. While the women did not all wear traditional dress when going about town, enough did that asking for our mushroom guides to wear their traditional costume was not odd or weird. It was not like asking them to pull out the wardrobe that their parents or grandparents wore in some more distant time.