Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Un abondance de l'asperge


An arrangement of simple vegetables
in a Paris market,
seen here as a theme in soft shades of green

30 comments:

martinealison said...

Une très belle présentation qui met bien en valeur des légumes de printemps que j'ai hâte de retrouver sur nos étalages...
Une belle capture photographique.
Gros bisous

Pierre BOYER said...

Bonnejournée...

Pierre

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

The shop owner is an artist... What an attractive display of... artichokes and asparagus (!) Good for you for spotting and capturing it during one of your walks. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Malyss said...

Vitamines!and beautyful ones!Imagine what you could cook with all that stuff!

LaPouyette said...

Simple and lovely!

Une tres bonne semaine,
karin

Joe said...

Nice composition. Is that white asparagus? A Dutchman once told me it is really green asparagus that is progressively buried as the stalks emerge through the soil so it doesn't photo synthesize. Very labour intensive making white asparagus more expensive than the green one. Sounds logical?

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I quite like the simple arrangement...esp the overall soft green color..

Shell Sherree said...

I should try arranging my vegetables thus. I might be more tempted to eat them...

s.c said...

Well a beautiful display. Thats for sure. Thanks for showing

Louis la Vache said...

Yum! Asparagus and artichokes!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Gorgeous and creative!!

Halcyon said...

The French have such a flair for displays. Love this one!

Erika said...

Nice shot. Have a good afternoon.

Virginia said...

Even the street vendors have that flair for presentation! :)
V

Randy said...

Virginia hit it right on the nose. There is certainly some flair in that display.

Jack said...

Simple and inviting, isn't it?

Janey and Co. said...

Very inviting! Yes!

Kris said...

Time to fix dinner. I don't know how the French do it? Everything always looks so inviting and inspirational...Like you want to scoop it all up and take it with you!

Kris

Alexa said...

Those are some elegant-looking veggies you captured, Genie. I'll take one of the gorgeous artichauts—with a bit of lemon butter, s'il te plait.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oooh, a little garlic butter and pepper, how nice would that be!! Delicious shot Genie.

Amanda said...

ah! asperge blanc!

i had a friend who loved to shop for this in paris markets.

Sylvia K said...

Delightful and delicious looking! That's a very talented shop keeper! You always get such great captures, Genie! I'd love to be going there this morning instead of my usual grocery store -- which is anything but delightful!!! Have a lovely evening, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Priscilla said...

The French have color sense in the genes!

Bibi said...

So funny to see the baggies... I remember being so surprised that the French made mounds of earth around their asparagus to keep it white.

Loree said...

How, exactly, is that box balanced? It looks really precarious.

Starman said...

I wish I could find white asparagus like that here.

Pet said...

A real still life of asparagus and artichokes!

Paris Paul said...

Hmm, kinda makes me wish i liked asparagus!

M said...

Miam-miam pour la bouche et les yeux! I love the contrast of the soft greens and creamy white against the red background! Marvelous photo!

Andrew Etchen said...

do the fruits and veggies there taste really good? I have heard mixed opinions.