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There’s a new bloom in the house.

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potato blossom

potato blossom

You’d almost think it was spring where I am, there are that many blossoms in the kitchen.

nasturtium bloom

nasturtium bloom

red pepper flower

red pepper flower

 

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As I was racing around this morning, I realized that one of the orchid plants had dropped two leaves while the second plant had dropped a leaf as well.  New leaves grew on both so they still hang on but I suspect I’ve been too free with the watering pail.

As I gathered the leaves I could not help but notice the lovely colors and textures of their dying flesh.

And then I remembered that when their blossoms had fallen earlier in the summer, I’d collected them in a small dish to see what might happen to the petals over time.   Out of sight, out of mind … but I found the dish and this is what the petals look like.

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You can learn more about the Brooks Estate here.  A lovely place to visit, especially in the spring.

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I knew it was going to be a long day of traveling from site to site, and so I told a friend that I would send him dispatches from the road.

Instead, I find myself choosing to share some dispatches from the kitchen as part of a quick coffee break. 

Okay, a last sip, and then back out into the day. Have a good one, folks. 😉

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or maybe seaweed washed ashore.

In fact, a small bundle of dried spring blossoms found on the ground.

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