Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesdays Around The World: Today

Today, I'm fascinated by the beauty in a head of romaine lettuce.  And completely astounded that it grew in my garden.  And terribly sad that it will be the only usable head of lettuce I could manage to grow. 


Next year, I vow to pluck out most of the tiny romaine-leaves which pop through the earth so hopefully in spring.  As cute and tender as they are, they don't actually grow into whole heads of lettuce unless they're given room to grow.  I'm just glad that this one, tiny seed -- this nearly invisibly tiny seed -- happened to fall outside the rows I sowed intentionally, to grow away from all the others.  Lesson learned.



Another unintentional beauty?  This blackberry shrub.  It's clinging steadfastly to my back fence line, and I think I've never seen such beautiful berries before.  Well, except maybe HERE.  (Is that not a stunning photo of raspberries?!)

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12 comments:

  1. Love lettuce. Mind you, we have way too much of it from our vegetable garden. We can't eat it fast enough.

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  2. Isn't it funny how the 'unintentional' sometimes brings about the greatest blessing? Your romaine looks too pretty to eat... almost. ;)

    Blackberries bring feelings of nostalgia from childhood. We used to pick wild berries... I can almost smell the blackberry cobbler. Mmmmm.

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  3. That is a beautiful head of lettuce!!

    Yesterday I went to the store and saw a tiny container of blackberries..they were selling them for in american dollars around 5.00 for not even a handful!

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  4. Your lettuce and blackberries look delicious! Now I'm craving blackberry cobbler too... :)

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  5. I find insane amounts of beauty in my garden; there's something about reaping and sowing that makes it so much more meaningful. Great lettuce. I'm a little jealous. I made the same mistake this year. Lesson learned.

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  6. Wow...what a great head of lettuce! You'll have to make a really special salad with that one :D

    And, the blackberries are gorgeous...yum! I'm equally amazed whenever I manage to grow anything, especially when it's of the edible variety. Great job!

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  7. Oh, so pretty! I love seeing all the produce from your garden, and those wild blackberries look amazing. (Great photo of them, too!)

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  8. Oh my goodness! Now I don't normally think that lettuce is pretty, but good heavens, that might be the most lovely head of lettuce I have ever seen : )

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  9. I don't like lettuce. But this lettuce might make me take the plunge again. Heavenly!

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  10. Mmmm....you make me wish that I didn't have SUCH a brown thumb.

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  11. Mmmm...your lettuce looks delicious! We had lettuce from our garden last night, but it wasn't nearly as pretty as yours! Berries, too? Jealousy is creeping in! :)

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  12. That head of lettuce looks so fresh and crunchy! I love lettuce. :) And how awesome are those berries?! I wish we have a garden here.

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