Artichoke season

I love this time of year when all the wonderful vegetables and fruits are coming into the shops straight from the farms. I bought these artichokes this morning, I'm not a great fan of them as a vegetable but I do love them for their beautiful colours - nature at its best again.

30 comments:

  1. Fabulous shot...as well as the asparagus below....

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  2. It makes you want to go out and do more 'research' in fruit and veg shops!

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  3. Gorgeous!

    How could anything so beautiful NOT be delicious?

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  4. Wonderful colours!
    It's almost lunch time here, I'd love to have some artchokes (they are not on the "menu" today")...
    Have a good Sunday!

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  5. mmm, i love artichokes. great shot!

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  6. Great colors. Never ate an artichoke.

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  7. Great colors. Truly nature at its best.

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  8. I agree - very fiddly vegetable to eat but beautiful to look at and beautifully photographed.

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  9. I adore artichokes!!! And these look especially fresh and good!!!

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  10. I'm never sure if they are worth all the bother! But I love the way they look- they are so sculptural. Your photograph is beautiful!

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  11. I don't like eating artichokes; I find them too bitter, but they do look wonderful, don't they? Great capture!

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  12. OOOOOH. Lovely. What delicious colour there is here, soft limey green, mauve and deep purple + all that beautiful texture. If thats not enough inspiration to get creative juices flowing then I'll go he ! Stunning photo Justine ( see, you have taken me back to my comfy domestic zone )

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  13. WOW love the purple. Amazing how food can be so photographic! Charmaine

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  14. Such delectable color and beauty when captured up close like this. Exquisite detail!

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  15. I have to admit.. I love to eat them with butter.. Yumm. Your shot look amazing..

    Hugs, Linda

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  17. I just love the textures and colors of this image -- another wonderful macro, Justine! We just had some tonight, but they weren't as pretty as yours.

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  18. I never noticed until I looked at your photo what a lovely color and shape this vegetable has.

    Almost looks like petals of a flower blossom.

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  19. Saw the first German Asparagus in the supermarket over the weekend. Not quite ready yet but means that soon we'll be in the midst of 'Spargel season' - one of my favourite times of the year.

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  20. What a great shot, Justine! Such wonderful colours! I hope to catch up on all your posts over the next few days as I've had some busy day. I hope you've settled down in your new home!

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  21. Such a beautiful photo of this veggie...I love the soft muted palette!!!
    Have a beautiful week!!!

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  22. artichoke, for me just a word, you do not use.
    but it is a challenge, I tried it.
    Beautiful photography

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  23. I agree - such a lovely combination of green and purple!

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  24. Gorgeous!
    Artichokes are not for me either. My husband and broter-in-law would dip it in mayo. They loved it. :)

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  25. Great shot. I love artichokes. They grew them while we were in Italy as a child, but I never tried them until I was an adult. Delicious. Thanks for the reminder.

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