For the first time ever, I am growing garlic. Today, I harvested the scapes or flowers (though they don’t actually bloom). I’m going to saute them in butter for tonight’s supper!

These are reminding me of our visit last fall to Sointula. It was there that I bought several huge organic garlic bulbs at a little untended roadside stand, with a little box for coin payments. Some time later at home I took one of those bulbs, separated the cloves, planted them and crossed my fingers. Now I am patiently waiting for the new bulbs to mature!

In the meantime, I’ve taken pleasure in scanning these lovely shapes of scapes and adding them to a series of kitchen art, such as stinking rose and more purple.

June 10, 2014 in Nature, Photoworks by Marja-Leena