Daucus carota subsp. sativus

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants
Michael Pollan, In Defence of Food

I like colourful vegetables. They make me happy.
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I like to play. I find joy in small things and moments where the edge between conscious looking and subconscious seeing becomes soft enough for me to be there for a moment.

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  • mellychan
    mellychanalmost 3 years ago

    oh i love that book! this is amazing natural colour. are they orange on the inside, or red? i can’t tell if these are cut?

  • Yes, they are cut. And they are magenta through and through…..not homegrown sadly, but a lovely gift brought by visitors! I also found The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan very very good.

    – LouJay

  • mellychan
    mellychanalmost 3 years ago

    what a great gift! i shall look for the other pollan book. have you read ‘eating animals’?

  • No, I haven’t, but will request it in at work. My subject of passion is food and the ethics/environmental and social impact/industrialisation of food/history/origins of plants and food plant varieties/traditional cuisines, modern and ancient and really just the whole big picture! And I really really like to eat!

    – LouJay

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 3 years ago

    oh what a wonderful colour this is. I can see why this food would make you happy

  • Wouldn’t the table be a sad place to be without colourful vegetables! Thank you Karen!

    – LouJay

  • JPassmore
    JPassmorealmost 3 years ago

    Stunning colours and wonderful composition ….

  • Cheers!

    – LouJay

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyalmost 3 years ago

    Are these the carrot top stems of purple carrots? Wow! The purple is great. I have read that purple coloration in foliage comes from anthocyanins which help protect the delicate plant from sunburn and also may have antioxidant value. That is why some plants have purple tips or purple new leaves.

  • Actually, these are the carrots themselves -peeled, quartered lengthways,cut and ready to braise. There are plenty of species that colour up very well here – plenty of sunshine!! Maybe too much!

    – LouJay

  • D. D.AMO
    D. D.AMOalmost 3 years ago

    This IS so beautiful! I just had fun with a black carrot but it looks like you had MORE FUN than me! Good on YOU !

  • Thank you! I have been to visit your vibrant portfolio (in search of the black carrots….!:))and will be back later when I have had some sleep!

    – LouJay

  • Bernhard Matejka
    Bernhard Matejkaalmost 3 years ago

    Very interesting capture!

  • Thank you Bernhard.

    – LouJay

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful macro, and colored veggies are so good for you too!

  • And so they are! thank you!

    – LouJay

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    So very beautiful artwork:) I love it.
    To considered your beautiful artwork is my happiness moment.
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    Best Regards & hugs,

  • Thank you Sunny!

    – LouJay

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 2 years ago

    Love the colours and textures…..

  • Thank you! x

    – LouJay

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