Vegetable Bloom Challenge

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This gorgeous bloom

is the precursor to a favorite southern vegetable.

Do you know what vegetable?

(This image is available as a print at my Etsy shop.)


Clues: The vegetable is most often green, sometimes almost white;

usually sliced, battered and fried for eating.

Were the clues helpful?   :)




Garden Pea Pod

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And the answer is Garden Pea Vine!

First come the beautiful blooms

and then fresh garden peas  :)

The previous images, and more,

can be found in a new gallery

Flowers From the Farm

(located under the ‘Nature’ tab)


The wonder of beauty in the small

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I almost missed this little beauty, as I walked along a path on a recent fine summer afternoon.

Something stopped me.

I heard it call out to me.

So glad I was listening!

There is indeed wonder in the beauty of the small!

(click on the image to see it larger)