Saturday, June 11, 2011

Potato Flowers

Isn't  it wonderful that flowers are the precursor to fruit?  It says so much about the spirit of nature.  We are meant to live in a world of beauty and have all of our senses nourished by it.

Russian Blue potato flower
I love it when the potatoes flower. The blossoms are so delicate and yet utterly cheerful. Each potato variety has its own subtle character and color. The flowers on Russian Blues are lavender. The Red Pontiacs are bright pink.

Red Pontiac potato flower
They are just a signal to the glory that lies beneath the soil, and serve as a reminder to get out the shovel and "hill 'em up."

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