potato flowers in the rain


We got some good rain yesterday. Happy news for the garden but less happy for me since I was stuck indoors. I ventured outside briefly and caught a few water drops on the potato flowers. It reminded me of Barbara Kingsolver's book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (which I love and consider a must-read), where she writes that many adults don't know that potatoes have a green plant. I found that shocking, but I suppose I shouldn't given how disconnected most of our society has become from our food. But I won't get on that soapbox now. I just want to enjoy the beauty of these flowers and the knowledge that they signal the nearing harvest (should be about two weeks from the bloom.)

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