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Flower of the Day: December 26, 2018

Kids and I took a relaxing stroll outside this afternoon: Ellis on stroller smelling her blankie and Elliot walking next to me. Usually there’s a bit of chatter and running around, but today was time to slow down.

The afternoon breeze and seeing the last bit of richly hued leaves were delightful. December is almost over, yet glimpses of autumn are still visible.

Colors remind me of sunset

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Flower of the day: Asian bellflower root flower. October 13, 2018

My parents love growing these flowers at their farm. It’s a bitter tasting root, kind of chewy, mainly used as a side dish marinated in hot pepper flakes, splash of apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, onion, and anchovy sauce. When I was pregnant with Elliot, this side dish quelled my never-ending nausea.

I haven’t seen the roots personally – only these flowers. I was told that if too many flowers bloom, then there’s less root growth.

Ahhhhh, learning about plants is a fascinating enigma! If I were to start my studies all over again, I’d study botany.