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Road Food
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, SIGMA 28-70mm 1:2.8-4 DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 7:08
Viewed: 2610
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today's Picture is Dedicated to
Evelynn Smith for her wonderful framing workshop work on my last post. This teacher is GOOD!And because I need her help as well..

Salsify (tragopogon porrifolius)

The sky was just as blue and I beheld the green of trees,
The water was a shimmering and the sweetness of the breeze, Was just like it used to be in the place I'd left behind When in unison we'd all say "No better can we find !"

I've been to many a powwow and trading circles and in those days I awoke to the louder sounds of drums which had been playing softly all night. And as I walked from my shelter I saw many people awake before me, who were eating what looked like grass in small bowls...and talking back and forth with each other...somehow I felt that I was only an onlooker.

It wasn't till my second year in attendance did I get the courage to ask what it was they were eating, not
wanting to seem unlike the elder as I was treated so it occurred to me that asking would make me look naive.....Answer was that it indeed mostly some sort of grass or another mixed in with odds and ends that were picked up along the journey these folks ride. So many are called homeless however they choose this way of life in the world.....for a short time I belonged to this same group and the burdens of being an honest and spiritual father to my children led us to settle down.

This weed/plant/wildflower is another addition to the morning palate. Far be it from me to detract from a true vegans lifestyle, I present it in it's semi-scientifically worded format, after gently editing the click to make it more palatable to the eye:

Salsify (tragopogon porrifolius) is a vegetable whose root and leaves can be used for cooking purposes. It is also known as white salsify, goatsbeard, vegetable oyster, and the oyster plant. The latter two names reflect the root's taste, which when cooked, resembles an oyster. Salsify is a member of the sunflower family and its varieties are named French Blue Flowered and the Mammoth Sandwich Island.

Note: I am aware of the softness upper right hand corner......I am open to workshop

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Hello Bob
Excellent shot of these Salsifies,
Great lighting compo and POV,
You did two great works here :-)
Superb shot, TFS

Good Luck

Hi Bob.
Great notes and great having an image to go with them for a visual. It is amazing how many things are out there that we can eat but when we don't have to we don't always give it a thought. The flowers would tickle a bit going down, he he.

New Zealand

Interesting colors and great note...The upper corner adds depth...You have a knack for taking the plain and making it into something interesting...TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-19 10:24]

Hello Bob,
great shot with an excellant note to accompany it.
Very nice dedication.
Well done,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-19 10:53]

Hi Bob,
Splendid shot of these beautiful Salsifies. Lovely colour tones and sharp details. Excellent POV and perfect light management to portray them. Food is such a huge word and has so amny forms. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi bob,
Nice shot showing this salsifies,
Great composition nice colors, great job! TFS.
best regards/LAwhill

Very attractive composition, Bob.
The colors are soothing to the eyes.
I am surprised that this plant is used as food by some people who sound to me like nomads.
Thanks and take care.

I keep missing your new posts. We need to get on the same time zone.ha ha
Lovely plant and very creative, artistic viewpoint.

A long time ago I had posted a similar flower and you can
see it:
You continue to be so creative. Love your notes.
Find this one a tad noisey.
Hope I meet you "in person" this August. We may drive down if the doctors say "yes". Am not that healthy anymore for such a long, long drive.Bernardete will help.
Fond regards from this older person,

Your composition with the surrounding soft focus reminds me of something that would be produced by a "lensbaby". But the real question is does salsify satisfy?

Hi Bob,
wonderful shot! But is it the same flower like this?

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