Thursday, October 11, 2012

Frog & Flower

Yesterday morning, Mili phoned me:  "Are you at home?"

"Yes..."

"I have something to show you.  I'll be there in a minute."

Within seconds, she was at the door.



"I was preparing the anthus," she said, holding out the huge yellow courgette blossom which she had been getting ready to stuff with a mix of rice, tomato, and herbs.  "And look what was inside!  Usually I find an ant or two and shake them out, but this seemed a little heavy..."

I released him in the rain-spashed vegetable patch and he hopped away with a mellow croak.

Also submitted to The Gallery.  Please follow the link and see what others posted on the theme of 'Yellow'.

12 comments:

  1. This is a great story and photograph. I love the frog peeking out of the flower. That have been quite a shock:~)

    Your photographs are truly stunning. I love how you use color:~)

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  2. Thank-you, Sarah :) He/She (?) was a beautiful little frog. There are many of them here starting at this time of the year, but the summer is so dry and harsh that I wonder how they (or their eggs) survive.

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  3. It took me a few minutes to spot the frog, I was wow-ing over the size of the flower initially! What great photos.

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    1. Hi Jess -- thanks for reading and taking the time to comment :) It was a big flower... They're not usually that big -- about half the size. A traditional CYpriot recipe is to stuff the flowers with rice, herbs, and tomato, and steam them until the rice is done. Yum-yum! Gotta take the frog out first, though!

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  4. OK!

    You got Kermit, all you need now is Miss Piggy!

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    1. Hlithie! We HAVE Miss Piggy! Bill has a beautiful brown piglet that he has called Beyonce... I just haven't written about it yet. Nor about the black lamb with the white tip on it's tail that he raised by hand and called Michalogiakkos... ;)

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  5. GREAT GREAT picture and a great great story! Big chuckle here too, Asp, when I read about Miss Piggy (for a second, I thought you were referring to something/someone else ;-))) but only for a second, I swear).

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    1. Hey Bridie (aka Margaux;))
      Glad to see you here -- thanks for the kind words. A bag of flowers wilting on the kitchen bench -- Sophia and I were going to make them up and bond over it but we were very busy as the Irish Cousins have been here for the last week...
      XX

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  6. I miss you. I hope you come back to writing and showing your photography at some point:~)

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  7. Sara! So kind of you to post that... I have been out of the loop for a while, addressing some health issues and also writing ones: for whom am I writing, and why? I never thought that anyone would actually miss me! I just read your dating piece -- hilarious and inspiring :) Well done!

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  8. I really miss reading about your life in Cyprus and hope you continue to write soon. Best wishes. Denise

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