It comes with added red tailed bee bum, and so the mystery is revealed…a globe artichoke flower, or rather an artichoke inflorescence since each part is an individual small flower. There were several valiant stabs at it, but Jude and Izzie were the first to guess correctly.
The up-close version as seen in yesterday’s response to I.J. Khanewala’s challenge at Lens-Artists
And here’s an artichoke flower just opening, the scaly outer leaves meanwhile serving the constructional purposes of a small green spider:
And now for the whole plant. I grow several globe artichoke varieties at the allotment. The purple ones are probably our favourites:
Here’s one in the throes of being prepared as an artichoke heart, i.e. before having its inner leaves and hairy choke scooped out:
And now for a ‘B’ Movie: ‘Three Bees In An Artichoke’
46 thoughts on “And Another View Of Yesterday’s Mystery Square…”
Ah, brilliant! And I LOVE the ‘B’ bee movie!!!
And that gives me a real ‘buzz’, Sue. Happy Monday!
Yay! And Happy Monday for you, Tish!
These shots , and the B Movie (understanding that term dates us a bit, I think) really celebrate this magnificent plant.
Am actually feeling rather dated, Margaret. Definite tendencies to crochetyness over lack of common sense and actual utility of new fangled versions of things that once worked just as I wanted them to. Hmph. It must be Monday 😉
Another member of the Grumpy Old Women Club? Surely not?
Oh yes. With bells and whistles grumpy.
I am feeling grumpy too, but according to you I am not old – so maybe it is just Mondays!!
The B movie just has a new name these days, TV movie!
Honestly? I didn’t know …
well it is the equivalent!
oh this is fabulous – what a flower and what a movie 😀
🙂 🙂 🙂
I have never grown any but aren’t they pretty. The bees are certainly enjoying them.
The bugs of all kinds love them.
Such a vivid shade of purple – I love it!
It seems to radiate somehow.
I love the vibrant colour of the globe artichoke flower.
It’s almost active, the way the florets’ colour reacts to different light conditions.
Nature is so clever!
Isn’t it just!
Your conversation between Margaret and Becky made me smile! I was reading that whilst the B movie was playing (they were certainly tucking in) when I heard what I first though was a subtle fart (but of course you wouldn’t be so impolite) before realising it was the buzz of a bee!
Goodness. No farting on film. Though I have caught myself uttering rude words.
Wonderful artichoke insights and those bees seem ravenous. Almost frantic.
They certainly were on a mission to stoke up.
I love these close-up photos, Tish! The image of small green spider and web is incredibly beautiful.
Thank you for the video, lovely!
Happy you liked these, Amy. Thank you.
Beautiful macros and close ups in this post Trish. Loved it.
Thank you, Anne.
Love artichokes, love the purple shots, and love the “bee” movie. 🙂 I’ve been looking for artichokes but all the ones I’ve seen so far aren’t great–too open and light-weight. I tried to grow an artichoke plant when we first moved here but obviously it was at the wrong time in spite of being available at the store and it dried up. I’ll have to try again. It would be so much fun to grow my own.
The thing I find with artichokes, they either grow very well or they give up, and I’m never sure exactly why. Frost is one problem here, but that won’t be your problem! I also have a biggish plant which is now attempting a second round of artichokes. I think perhaps I need to stop it. It’s seasonally confused.
Ha ha. Nice reveal of the answer. I hadn’t seen an artichoke flower earlier, so this is also what bird watchers call a lifer.
Happy to amuse along with some revelation, I.J. Thank you again for this v. intriguing challenge.
Wonderful what you can see when you get in close, Tish. These are beautiful.
Thanks, Jo. I think we both like giving things a good looking at.
A fun twist on the challenge Tish – never in a million years would I have guessed!
Excellent selections. Very well done.
Many thank, John 🙂
A wonderful collection, Tish. Lovely colors and shapes. I especially love the artichoke heart. Just gorgeous!
Many thanks, Patti.