Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tender green spears stand up to Zeus

Sitting here utterly drenched after standing out in the teeming rain, enduring a full blown lightning show whilst thunder booms overhead and the clouds roil cheerily in the heavy grey sky.  Normally I love thunderstorms, the thrill and the majesty of it all.  Not so much when standing in the rain.  Why in the rain?  Well, lightning hit the building at work of course so an evacuation was in order...where do we evacuate to?  Where else but the wide open green area!  Where the rain falls so heavily it's like a waterfall with tiny slats in it.  And in an evacuation there's no time to grab an umbrella.  I clutched this to me though as I climbed all those stairs down and out...


Luckily there are some creatures who love being out in the thunderstorm soaking up the rain and the energy in the air.  Yup.  Asparagus!  The best!  A colleague and friend of mine has an asparagus farm in the family...
and he brings in boxes of it to share with us  :)

Apparently they love thunderstorms.  This is the time they grow the most.  I can just see them stretching up and up into the swirling storm soaking up the electricity and growing big and juicy.

They are going to pull out some of their crowns...and guess who is going to get a few?  HOORAY!

19 comments:

  1. At last, something that loves all this torrential rain! Our garage and downstairs ares is flooded and my azaleas have dropped all their lovely flowers. Sigh. x

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  2. Oh really That's cool! I wonder if it will resurrect one of mine which I think might have died, LOL!

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  3. Urgh, I should proof read before I hit 'post!' I mean storms in general, and specifically the one that has opened the heavens overhead as I write.

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  4. wow those are huge! How lucky you are to have them :)

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  5. Yum. Lightly steamed along with some other greens maybe and tossed with some flaked almonds in olive oil - I can taste it now.

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  6. Our asparagus season has already come to a close. How lucky you are, they look wonderful.

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  7. How kind of your work mate to share, I love asparagus, always. Have them on the Christmas table.

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  8. OH jealous! Are they in Koo Wee Rup? They look so juicy!

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  9. I love asparagus. We had it for supper last night. I have learned to roast it in the oven along with the salmon that I baked. As a kid, the only asparagus I ever knew was the wild asparagus that grew along the ditch banks and the side of the roads.

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  10. we are harvesting asparagus right now - yummy and lucky you to get some free crowns. I didn't know about the lightening - very interesting. I knew it did the soil good.....

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  11. Yummo! At least something good came of that downpour. It's raining here today but if it clears by the weekend our chook house will be assembled and chooks purchased on Sunday... cuckoo leghorns apparently. (They are Mr SJW's domain). Our girls have naming rights so who knows what our flock will be called... an SJW update might be in order... maybe! gxo

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  12. Fabulous... receiving fresh home-grown asparagus like that! Interesting to read those asparagus facts too.

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  13. Oooh we had asparagus for the first time for this season tonight, I love it and got very excited when i opened my vegie box and saw the bunch sitting there on the top of the pile. I am immensely jealous that you'll have your own, My next and hopefully final house (I hate moving, but this little one will start getting a little too crowded once the girls get a bit bigger, esp if I can talk Mr Good into one last baby!) will definitely have an asparagus patch.

    PS loving the new look of your blog.

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  14. Those spears look so good! Lucky you to get some crowns, that is very exciting. You must be thinking where to grow them now.

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  15. Asparagus is a real treat! (quite expensive in the shops) Enjoy!

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  16. Yes the storms were bad in Melbourne this week, can't believe you had to evacuate. I was really over all the rain but the sun is shining this morning so will get out in the garden soon. The asparagus looks great and I too have a work place where collegues bring in fruit and veg they grow in their gardens. Love it! G

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  17. I love asparagus! Yummy! also loving your new background with the new bok flock! :)

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