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Flowers we take for granted: Leeks and Parsley

Cee’s Pick Me Up Post today inspired me to put together this post about flowers that we don’t usually think of as flowers. The quote is:

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfullness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

Thich Nhat Hanh

We were eating them as recently as two months ago. Then they got woody and the tops began to look like the tops of old Russian churches. Then they started to get a bit bumply under their caps …

… and this week they are popping out.

I think they are rather pretty. I also like the flowers of parsley. In the background of the photos above.

The starburst like flowers of parsley are more delicate than St. Anne's lace.
Parsley flower.

It is, I believe, a cousin of Queen Anne’s Lace. I like the subtlety and delicacy of it’s green tinged flowers. Sometimes, when I bother to bring flowers in from the garden, I will put them with roses in a vase, like some folks use baby’s breath. But mostly I just enjoy them when I am out in the yard.

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week: Flower

Garinish Garden Path

These were taken on a path through the lush gardens of Garinish, in Ireland.

Garinish is an island near the Ring of Kerry. For some reason (maybe because so many of the same plants we saw there are blooming right now) I’ve been thinking about it lately. It was a driving challenge to get there from where we were staying in Killarney, but the travel was through beautiful country and well worth the white knuckles through a few stretches. It’s not super well known.

Cee’s Which Way Challenge