My husband recently bought me this beautiful bouquet of pink roses and white lilies to celebrate our 31 years of marriage. I have such a thoughtful guy!
The colors remind me a little of the Rhubarb that is growing in leaps and bounds in our backyard:
I happen to like this sour fruit! I like to bake it with strawberries and sugar (and a tablespoon of red hot cinnamon candy) in the oven. I’m going to make a batch tomorrow.
I think the big, green (poisonous) leaves are really quite beautiful.
I have fond memories from my childhood where I would tear a crimson stalk from the plant, rinse it with the hose and then dip it into sugar. It was a sweet, tart treat! My mom often boiled it in a saucepan with a little water and a lot of sugar to make a rhubarb sauce that we would have over toast for breakfast.
I bet you are wondering about the Redhead part of my post?
Well, I painted my first duck today in watercolor:
It is called a Redhead. The male has a bright red head, gray back, and black chest and rear end.
A handsome fellow, don’t you think?