I found these in the woods the other day. This stuff is so alien. Indian Pipes or Ghost Plant. Apparently rare, and completely without chlorophyll. It lives in a parasitic relationship with the host tree.. living off a fungus that lives on the roots of certain trees, the plant gets its energy from the tree's photosynthesis. How cool is that? We have quite a bit of it in the woods and trod delicately around it all. I had noticed some last year and here it is again. Funny things grow in the temperate rain forest in which we live!
And these are green. The garden is producing copious quantities of things green. How many snap peas can one person consume? Not as many as the garden produces. We cried uncle the yesterday with the broccoli. Husband made a quantity of broccoli salad... the one with craisins and pumpkin seeds. I love it but he made enough for a large wedding buffet and there are just two of us at home. He bagged it all up in the fridge and we have been eating it daily for days. We couldn't eat any more of it. I called a friend. Thank goodness for friends. It was a win win. We both thought we had the better deal. They had salad already made and we didn't have to eat it! Maybe I could have used it as a quilt guild door prize?
Not having grandchildren, just grandcats... here are cute cat pictures. Son was very concerned that the cats would be freaked out by Webster. What do you think about that?