little bat wings

little bat wings

each time i look at this composition, the first thing that jumps to mind are spindly little bat arms stretching out their wings of skin. i can safely say i have never associated star fruit with bat wings before in my life, and may never do so again.

star fruit

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new perspective

new perspective

this jicama root surprised me with the delicate gradations of its coloration. i have associated jicama with bland, white, and slightly crunchy rectangles to be dipped into something creamy and eaten along with raw carrots, broccoli, and green beans at summer parties. i did not know it could impersonate phases of the moon rendered in rice paper.

jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus)

p.s. today is my husband, steve, and my 31st wedding anniversary.

  • Felecia Babb says:

    Happy Anniversary!

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  • Ginny says:

    Well done! Is it easier or harder than you expected? Or both!?

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edible lacework

edible lacework

i love these lacy lotus root slices and this particular pattern, but i just realized i could have tried to make a lace collar in honor of justice bader ginsburg and now the current pattern feels like a fatal lack of vision. rest in power, rbg.

lotus root (lotus rhizome)

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leaf litter

leaf litter

what if the best legacy is to disappear? not to leave behind a big imprint on the world, but, like these leaves, to be colorful and necessary for a time, and then to become part of the earth again, with no one to remember us, but having done no lasting damage?

crushed fall leaves

  • Felecia Babb says:

    Legacy, it’s such a loaded word. This post is the reason I love dropping by to visit. You give us profound new ways to consider life, legacy, what is legitimate, and what is not. Catching up after some time away from social media, what a gift this post is!!

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ghosts of zucchinis past

ghosts of zucchinis past

these are the ghosts of all of the zucchinis that have grown in insanely abundant midwestern gardens late in the year after everyone has already gotten sick of zucchini. on earth, they were neglected and abused, allowed to wilt and shrivel. but in the afterlife, they are pale and plump and beautiful.

zucchini slices

 

  • thefolia says:

    never does this vegetable get old, I can eat everyday. caramelized, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and lemon…happy feasting!

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