flowers for friday ~ food blooms

and the miracle of nature unfolds ... when blooms ~ fragrant and beautiful ~ tiny and unassuming ~ and big and bold produce food to nourish us ...


delicate and heady fragrant are the sweet apple blossoms in spring ...


... producing deliciously crunchy apples ...


... and one divine, cinnamon apple rhubarb galette ... sorry, couldn't resist!


the wee yellow flowers tell us that fruit is on it's way! fried green tomatoes anyone?


does anyone ever admire a flower on a hot pepper plant?


you have to lie on the ground to see the true beauty of the eggplant bloom ~ this, just after a rain shower ...


this lovely purple flower is just the beginning of a promise ...


... of bigger and better things! it's exciting when these wonders stretch and stretch to full size ~ now a little olive oil, garlic and the grill ...


is there a difference? there must be a difference in these next three brilliant beauties ... beginning with the yellow zucchini bloom ...


there is usually an overabundance of these sunny specimens of the mallow family ... and around here, as my husband says "no one is safe in zucchini season" ... you just may find a bunch in your back seat when you get home!


a first timer for me is this squash bloom and fruit ~ planted especially for our son's girlfriend who loves them baked with butter ... slurp slurp ~ can't wait!


yet another big yellow orange bloom ... cheery as can be ...


producing pumpkins of course for thanksgiving and halloween traditions!


every season i am truly amazed at what the garden grows and the bounty we are blessed with ...

prairiegirl xo

5 comments:

Gigi said...

You and I are so often on the same wavelength! I have been thinking about roses and rose hips--the nourishment and beauty they bring--and now I find you writing about blossoms and fruit/veg. What a lovely post, my friend! Oh, and that galette looks just divine. I made a fig and mascarpone galette last week, but maybe my favorite is peach with blueberries or raspberries. I am making myself hungry just typing. Guess I'd better go start making dinner! xoxo

My name is PJ. said...

Hi PG! This was absolutely lovely! While it truly appeals to us old folks who appreciate nature and all its gifts, the premise would make a fabulous children's book. Think about it. You have something here. Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Joyce said...

WOW!! Your garden truly is a beauty and rewarded you with wonderful veggies and flowers. Have a golden weekend! xoxo

jennydraws said...

Luv your garden. I'm jealous of ur green thumb

pve design said...

...no one is safe, I zucchini just popped up!!! lol.
I love that, and your garden is amazing!
pve