Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cabbage Fields Forever


The cabbage fields around here are going like gangbusters!

It's fun to drive by and see the progress every day.



I love the looks of these fields.

Do you suppose there is a field like this somewhere growing world globes or bowling balls?




“Having a good wife and rich cabbage soup, seek not other things”--Russian Proverb

"Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head"--
Ambrose Bierce





44 comments:

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Holy Lord! THAT is how they grow?? Wow... I never knew. Beautiful!

TS Hendrik said...

They certainly are lovely to look at lined up like that. But then coleslaw is not without its charms... lol

Joe Cap said...

I am not really a cabbage fan, but I can't deny the coolness of your pictures!
Around here, we are waiting for them to plant the corn so we can go in the haunted corn maze in October!

NENSA MOON said...

Wooowww...beautiful tapestry of cabbage ...!!

Ashley King said...

what beautiful pictures they make! i was going to ask if it smelled horrible driving by them, but then i remembered it was cauliflower fields that were awful! where we used to live, they have a huge field of cauliflower which is "in season" going into fall.... i remember i went on a date with this guy, years ago. he was driving. we drove past the cauliflower fields and i thought, "i hope he doesn't think that is me!!!" i wonder if he thought the same thing.... it was awful!!! what lovely pictures you always take!!!! i carry a camera with me so often, and either 1. usually forget to take pictures, or 2. they don't turn out good at all!

LOVE the quote by Ambrose Bierce. hee hee hee.

Michelle Faith said...

Makes me think of my grandmother cooking, now I have a craving for cornbeef. We must be thinking on the same page this week, stop by and visit my blueberry fields. ;)

Zuzana said...

Great pictures.;)) I can relate to the Russia proverb as in my culture cabbage soup is a very traditional meal.;)
Have a great Friday,
xo

Nat said...

Hate cabbage but love your photos :-)
Happy weekend!

Old Kitty said...

BB!!!!! You make cabbages look like green perfect globular precious jewels to be treasured and worshipped!! Wow!!!

They are lovely like this - amazing!

And your quotes have just sent them into an aesthetic stratosphere all of their own!

Take care
x

Peggy K said...

"...about as large and wise as a man's head." HA!!! LOVE that quote!
Lovely photos, Betty. Almost makes me want to like cabbage!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Those pictures are beautiful. However, when I think cabbage soup, my abdomen starts to bloat in anticipation.

slommler said...

Beautiful! I think they look great in the middle of flower gardens too!
Hugs
SueAnn

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

This made me think of cabbage patch kids!

Melly said...

While the field of cabbage looks really cool, I still don't like them. :P

Brian said...

Boy, I could sure get lost in there!

LittleSilkDress said...

I like the world globes idea!

patti said...

Now did you even think of the link to the Beatles' Strawberry Fields?

I love your creativity, Betty!
You rock!
have a great weekend!
patti

Flartus said...

I was hoping to see a Cabbage Patch Kid peeking out from behind a huge leaf!

My brother once sent me a picture of a pineapple field in Thailand. It looked kind of like this, only taller and spikier.

Green Monkey said...

where's the corned beef?

June said...

I love cabbage in its many edible preparations, I love your photos.
Nobody will know what I'm talking about, but those pictures make me think of Sunbonnet Babies.

Writing Without Periods! said...

I was just saying yesterday about how much I love cabbage. Your photos are beautiful as always.
Mary

Joann Mannix said...

Those cabbages are a work of art.

I used to hate cabbage, but it's just that I didn't know the best ways to cook it. I'm Irish and the Irish tend to boil everything and boiling food is never good, except for corn. Corn can be boiled. But not cabbage.

A little red wine braised cabbage with onions, is just absolute perfection.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's some fine cabbage!

Georgina Dollface said...

Such an underrated and overlooked vegetable. But they really are quite beautiful in their natural state. - G

Leanne said...

So Cool, Betty! Last year we grew cabbage in our garden - but we only had 6 heads. While the site wasn't as grand or lovely as these photos - the cole slaw sure was!!!! (Is it wrong to talk about their demise in the presence of these beautiful fields? Sorry!!!)

Mamma has spoken said...

I want to know how they keep the different animals from nibbling on them, especially the rabbits and insects. Every time I try to grow them they become a treat for them!

Sara said...

Oh, this reminds me - the Cabbage Patch Kids Hospital is right near me here in Atlanta! I've yet to visit, but it's on my list (there's no age cutoff for Cabbage Patch Kids, right?).

liz said...

So THAT'S where cabbage comes from! Do the kids come out of there, too?

Baby Sister said...

Those are some awesome pictures!! Love the man quote!!

Michelle said...

That is an absolutely fantastic quote, love it!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

My hubs would look at this and think of nothing but sauerkraut for at least a week!

Sarah said...

I love cabbage, but these photos make me love them more.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Now that is A LOT of cabbage!
It's beautiful.
jj

Pearl said...

The humble, lovable cabbage!

Pearl

Jules said...

This makes me miss my cabbage patch doll. :) You have a lovely blog here! I'm glad I stopped by.
~Jules @ www.adbits.blogspot.com

Ann said...

just look at all that yummy cabbage. I love the stuff but my husband hates it so I don't get to eat it very often. I'm hungry for cabbage now.

Aging Mommy said...

Much as I love your photos Betty I have to say that cabbage still looks ugly to me and as for eating it, even worse. Unless it is braised red cabbage baked with lots of spices, apple and more. Now I am craving braised cabbage when it is 102F outside!

Andrea said...

Never thought I'd feel this way about cabbage, but how cool are these pics!? That is so neat and it makes me want to go pick them all - is that bad or is that some kind of hidden little farmer in the dale? 'Round here, it's corn and soybeans (in fact - I was going to share a pic I took the other day of my drive home on my blog - so please don't think I got the idea here! Sorry!) Maybe it's the green? It just looks like it beckons you to "pick me! pick me!"

baygirl32 said...

that sure is a lot of cabbages!

McGillicutty said...

very nice pics... around here we have something called cabbage roadkill.... when they fall off the trucks.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They really are beautiful. We have skunk cabbage around here too. Just large, lush leaves, sans scent :D

Daisy said...

Cool pictures, Betty. I've seen them in gardens, but never a whole field of them like that before.

Lin said...

Those are beautiful fields! How neat and tidy.

Pat said...

I love the look of them all lined up in the field. So cool!