The Mighty Have Fallen

14 Sep

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Artichokes. Cut down now that their flowers have passed.

In full flower they seemed enormous although, considering that size is relative and that the garden isn’t actually that big, I expect they were something more akin to a size 14 model at London Fashion Week.

I was  more intrigued, however, by the husk of seed and stem that emerged after their moment of splendour had passed.  Beautiful.


4 Responses to “The Mighty Have Fallen”

  1. Keri September 15, 2009 at 6:40 am #

    Pickled artichokes with sliced red pepper ,prosciutto and crusty italian bread-a delicious anti pasta combination. Ode on an artichoke.

    • Vivienne September 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

      Yum! That sounds delicious.

  2. Lorissa September 19, 2009 at 7:23 am #

    Love the textures and tones with this shot. I’ve seen any number of photos of artichokes, but never what they leave behind. It is beautiful.

    • Vivienne September 24, 2009 at 9:53 am #

      Thanks, Lorissa. Know what you mean about the classic artichoke picture, which is generally lovely – all those soft greens and mauves. This is the first time I’ve been able to watch one from start to finish. Found myself intrigued by its fluffy heart.

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