Romanesco

About a week ago I was at the grocery store when I noticed this beautiful thing nestled between the lettuce and broccoli. I had heard of Romanesco before but had never seen one.

I came back a few days later and bought one. I plan on eating it but my main purpose for buying it was to photograph it. This edible flower bud has an amazing fractal-like appearance and is quite striking to look at.

I’ve actually been in the habit of photographing vegetables for some time although I haven’t been posting them here. Perhaps in the future I will. It’s fun to share amazing natural art work. 

Going to Seed

Fall is finally here and the area milkweed is starting to release its seeds to ensure spring blooms. I love this plant. It produces stunning flowers and just as stunning seed pod openings.

Last Spring I was able to capture some great photos of milkweed blooms. I’ll enjoy seeing if next Spring I can get more but with a unique angle.

Milkweed isn’t only fun to look at. It also provides food for monarch butterflies. I don’t have any milkweed at home so I haven’t been able to use it to attract butterflies and photograph them. Hopefully I can change that next year.