Thursday, September 21, 2006

A fascinating find

Asher and I made a trip to the local farmer's market here in town after dropping Gabriel off at school yesterday. Most of the vendors there are Hmong folks who have am impressive array of perfect veggies and flowers. One of the flowers that I found was like nothing I'd ever seen! I think it's called a Japanese lantern flower. But aren't they amazing? They don't even look real! They are like little balloons, or "lanterns" hanging off the stalk. The wonderful thing is that they dry quite easily and look almost exactly the same! Asher thought they were wonderful. He kept trying to grab them and squish them on the way home! What a marvelous find!


C Staude said...

Cool photos! Really unique flowers... never seen anything quite like them! They would go great with the colors in your dining room too.

marzi said...

my mother-in-law has these all over her house. she says that they grow like weeds. so if you find some seeds and/or plants, you should have pretty good luck growing them if you're interested. i love them too. i think they're great!