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Like flowers for chocolate

I did not inherit the chocolate lover’s gene.

But even I was inspired by this bit of food porn —

chocolate roses banana

Honestly?

I’d probably pull out the flowers and eat the banana first. But chocolate roses? Pretty darn adorable. And best of all, they’re —

DIY

You can read the easy-to-follow instructions here.

Treat your significant other.  Hell, treat yourself!  And if you do go to all that trouble, send me a picture.

I promise to sing your praises right here on The Egg!

 

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Candy going green?

You know that old-fashioned ribbon candy you sometimes find at Christmas?

Turns out it’s not inspired by ribbons at all.

Asplenium NidusIt’s the spitting image of the bird’s nest fern (left).

I’m not a big plant-and-flowers kinda gal, but I think this one is a beauty.

And much like candy — which attaches itself to your hips and thighs upon ingestion — the bird’s nest fern attaches itself and grows upon another plant or a building.

How ironical.

The very best

What do you see here?

image

Two flowers? Some greenery? A railing and steps?

You obviously haven’t worked at Hallmark.

When I see flowers in pairs, I think “that image would work well for love, engagement,  wedding, parents…or even mother and child” (if one bloom is noticeably smaller than the other or is a bud).

The same goes for groups of flowers. Or leaves. Or tree branches.

Even though I left Hallmark over 12 years ago, I still look at scenes in nature and put a card caption on ’em.

I think I may need a get well card.

Starting the day right

My neighborhood streets were so quiet this morning. Rory and I only saw two delivery men and another man walking his dog.  The hustle and bustle of New York City?

Not on Labor Day.

So I noticed little things I normally miss.

horsedoormanThis little guy guards the entrance to an apartment building near my post office.  I’ve walked this path for five years, and this is the first time he has caught my eye.

(As a Kentucky native, I am especially embarrassed to admit this.)

 

 

 

TylerwashereMy friend Dick sits on this stoop most afternoons. Rory and I stop by and catch up on the neighborhood gossip during our walks.

Apparently Tyler chatted with Dick yesterday, too.

 

bloomsAnd these blooms were hanging on a tree on my street.

A nice end to a lovely morning walk.

 

Deja tu(lip)

Two years ago, as Rory and I were walking through the park that surrounds the American Museum of Natural History, I was struck by a lavender tulip all by its lonesome in a large bed of red ones.

I blogged about it here, in fact.

Rory and I found ourselves in the park again today, and the tulips were out in full force. And wouldn’t you know?

pinktulips2013

A ‘single lady’ was back again as well.

Welcome!

Flower child

I love this photo.

salvador dali

Salvador Dali just rocked those ‘stache florets, ya know?

Very few men — and no women, I’d wager — could pull that off.

And look you straight in the eye.

Geez, he’s still looking?

Enough already, Dali.

The beaten path

I could stare at this all day.

I took the photo myself — yesterday morning in fact — while I was walking Rory in the park surrounding the American Museum of Natural History.

(The one with the dinosaurs?  Yeah, that one.)

The tulips in their border gardens are amazing this year.  I’ve taken dozens of pics during our daily strolls. I especially like this shot because, in that particular flower bed, one lone lavender tulip has braved the red masses on the edge of the green.

Hey, it ain’t easy being lavender.

Of course, the color makes it stand out all the more, so he’s the one you notice out of all those flowers.  Bet he never guessed that would happen when he was just a bulb….back when the red tulips wouldn’t  let him play their “raindrop games.”

God, I’m a goof.

But it’s funny how a simple flower can evoke such memories of childhood.  Being different — by choice or by design — and staying the course regardless of peer pressure or outside influences. And sometimes it’s nothing more than where you were planted in the first place.  (I’m kinda liking this whole floral metaphor…)

So, let’s get out there today, and get our bloom on!