Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Day 79: Green Veggies

Don't you just love it when you're going through the grocery check-out line, and the maybe 20-something clerk picks up the vegetable, turns it over a few times, really stares at it, and then sheepishly asks, "Do you know what this is?"


A couple of green artichokes. Hopefully, someday, I'll get to show you some green grass. Although THAT I might not be able to recognize. Maybe someone can post a few photos of grass to help jog my memory, of what grass looks like, given how long this winter has been. . .

25 comments:

Margaret said...

Cool! I love artichokes! Way to go with the green theme!

Mandy said...

Hahaha.....its always the young teeny bopper (i was one once i think) who ask that question too. With our store, it always seems to be fruit.

I love this photo. Its so fun!

Kristina said...

Yes, that is so true! Great artichoke pic, cool shapes in it!

cari said...

First off your story is so true!!! I love your photos too!
cari

Sharon said...

Cool perspective on the second one.

Nicole said...

That last one kinda looks like claws. Really great color.

Amy said...

That's too funny, I can't believe someone wouldn't recognize an artichoke! Your shots are great, they make me hungry!

Yvonne said...

That's too funny! Great take on the theme too!

cherie said...

like the scond shot the best. nicely done!

Danielle said...

mmmm love artichokes.

Lauren said...

LOL at the salesclerk. How could they work ringing up groceries and not know what an artichoke is? Funny!

Mom2Aliyah said...

LOL! I don't think I would have known what that is either ;) Looks cool though!

cristina said...

ohhhh..so sorry there's no green out there yet...soon...just think 'green' thoughts...j/k...
but really, what is an artichoke????
j/k on that as well...though i don't eat them i've 'seen' them...and you gave me a great idea...just take the camera to the grocery store to shoot some 'greens'...

tfs!

Gypsy Girl said...

Cool take on the green. For some reason I pick the cashiers that do that to me.

Shanna Jones said...

I don't think I've evern eaten an articoke before...I wonder what it tastes like.

Jason said...

lol.... funny story, that is a great shot. I like the colors

Reds said...

LOL! Happened to me before! :) Great shots - love the green!

Becky said...

I have to admit I often have to read the signs in the produce section, but I do know an artichoke when I see one. :-)I really like the lighting and details in these shots. I think food macros are so fun, and I've had artichoke on my list of things to photograph. I have to go to the grocery store to find my green still too. It's snowing here again today.

Val said...

Love artichokes. I get the clerks all the time who don't know what the veggies are. Turnips, eggplant, leeks... very tricky.

Jodi said...

don't people buy artichokes anymore?? I mean c'mon!

Joanne said...

LOL Yeah, they are always asking me! What do they learn in school, anyway? These look yummy! Good job finding some green!

Jeanne said...

Love all your "green" photos, with St Paddy's Day hoopla to this artichoke. I don't think I've ever eaten it, but I do know what it looks like. I felt embarrassed one time when I had to ask what bok choy looked like, though...

Methinks, being a fast food nation, artichokes aren't high on the list of items to get through the drive-thru! LOL

Shawna said...

What a neat photo! I really like the details! And I agree, I would love a reminder of what grass looks like! ugh

pakosta said...

YUM!
love artichokes!
great shots!
tara

Amy said...

Who would have ever considered an artichoke pretty, but yours is. I had artichoke in my salad for lunch, but I cheated and got mine out of a can.