Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibilities

Eat your greens, say moms, coaxingly or sternly or pleading. If kids could go outside and pick them, mightn’t they find eating their greens more appealing? Like an adventure –How about the possibilities here, in what used to be called a potager garden:

For more green possibilities, take a look here:

Rice fields in Japan, the greenest green imaginable, nonetheless yield “white food” instead!

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26 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibilities

  1. Jen says:

    Oh! I have always wanted a little pot-ager garden. Is this yours? For now, for time, I have had to give up my wishes for gardens. I keep herbs in pots – perhaps that is halfway enough?

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Oh, my dear Jen, I have a black thumb, alas —
      This is not my garden, it is a small piece of the kitchen garden for Melissa Kelly’s extraordinary restaurant, Primo, in Rockland, Maine. A long way to go, I know —
      but if you’re ever up that way, you could do two splendid things at once, visit the Farnsworth Art Museum and eat at Primo!
      If I could keep herbs in pots alive, I would rejoice. ;-(

  2. barb19 says:

    The possibilities are endless!

  3. Northern Narratives says:

    Great photos.

  4. Stef says:

    “Experts” do say that when kids have a hand in simply choosing veggies from the grocery store, they are apt to eat more. If the kids help cook them, the consumption rate goes up more. And if the kids have a hand in GROWING them, the rate at which the kids eat the literal ‘fruits’ of their labor skyrockets.

  5. Jo Bryant says:

    wonderful garden

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Yes. Unfortunately, not mine!
      Check out my response to Jen for the garden story. Needless to say, Melissa Kelly does NOT have a black thumb, and she’s a wizard in the kitchen.

  6. Pany says:

    I agree with the last comment. When the kids are involved then they will enjoy it more and will be encouraged to eat more greens! Nice photography,

  7. Ooo yes! such expectancy! Love the colours of these photos too!

  8. the other day, at the grocery store, a little girl kept asking her mom for brussel sprouts. “you’re
    NOT having brussel sprouts for supper” was the constant response. I kept my mouth shut and walked away. so silly.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Apart from anything else, brussels sprouts are adorable, tiny baby cabbages. I love them, but gosh, lots of people don’t.
      Besides, some moms aren’t ready to learn from their little girls. After all, it’s supposed to be the other way around!!!! 😦
      Also silly.

  9. Pauline says:

    Your photos always make me wish I was wherever you were when you took them!

    My four children are happy examples of if they grow it, they will eat it. We lived on our own subsistence farm in VT when they were young and three of my offspring are avid gardeners. The fourth is not so inclined but there isn’t a vegetable she won’t eat.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      The proof is in the eating, even more than the growing.
      Because I can’t grow anything — but my vegetable loves are myriad.
      (That would make a fabulous slogan: If they grow it, they will eat it.)

  10. nuvofelt says:

    Lovely entries for the challenge. Doesn’t green and growing just make you feel good to be alive.

  11. dadirri7 says:

    love that you chose greens, green my favourite colour, and all those amazing nutrients in greens …. what if all those nutritionally starved junk food eaters could get some good greens. what a possibility!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      We recently (five months ago) moved to a new home. One of the features in our new area — for me, certainly, and one that would appeal to you — is that it is a fertile area (especially for the Northeast), and in spring it grows such great quantities of delicious asparagus that it’s called Hadley grass! after one of the towns in our area that grows the most of all. Yum.

  12. Patti Kuche says:

    Home-grown salad bar, how lovely to be reminded that it comes from the ground and not in a plastic bag or box. Gorgeous colours!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Looking again at the photo, and remembering the garden on the evening I took it, it seems both times that the greens AREN’T real, that they’re props for a movie or commercial or something. They’re just so PERFECT! Top chef Melissa Kelly is obviously a stern taskmaster, and exacts perfection even from her veggies —

  13. Maggie L R says:

    You make me want to grab a bunch and make a salad… nice photos, I love the lines in the Rice paddy, great composition.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Absolutely the best way to have a fresh salad — grow it yourself!
      Alas, I have a black thumb. At least I can make green things grow out of the camera 🙂
      Thank you so much for stopping by —

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