Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Desiree the Long-Fingered

Nature doesn't give up easily.


The meter cupboard is a great place in which to store potatoes. There are handy hooks just for their hessian or paper bags to hang, quiet, cool, out of the way, in the dark.

And for the last few of last year's crop of Desiree to be forgotten about entirely.

But they don't give in and die.

Oh no, not at all.

They reach out....


And out....






And out.


I am impressed, amused and ashamed.

22 comments:

judy in ky said...

Scary!

Rattling On said...

Years ago I pulled out the washing machine and found a sprouting spud. It was much scarier than yours and the tendrils were so long they turned my stomach. There's something spooky about them.

Jinksy said...

That is utterly delightful! And what a pretty colour the shoots are, too!

the veg artist said...

Living sculpture!

Deleilan said...

I'm impressed too!

Preseli Mags said...

They're such a pretty colour. I'd be tempted to plant those to see what happens...

flwrjane said...

I feel much better about my mud room now.

xo jane

BumbleVee said...

Don't be ashamed ...... I've seen similar things back at home when we were kids.... dark dry cupboards produce the best and longest fingers ever. So far I've only been able to come up with small stubby fingers after months of neglect....... but, mine are kept out in the cold well lit garage.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

So you rolled up your sleeves and made Rosti?

Juanita said...

One word: Wow!

Now a sentence: I had no idea they could do that!

Sue said...

Wow! is the word that comes to my mind too.

frayedattheedge said...

Oops! I found the shoots slightly creepy - but perhaps that's because there have been old sci-fi films on tv this week!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Oh! that is the stuff of nightmares!

Gwen Buchanan said...

They look exactly like mine!!! I sprouted some and made soup..


unreal.. I think we could be sisters!

Shelagh said...

This post and accompanying photos made me laugh out loud. I do miss you!!

xo

Mary ,East Coventry USA said...

I love Lottie's expression! And,yes,WOW!

June said...

They look creepy to me, too . . . in every sense of the word. Huge long slithery spider legs reaching out to grasp whatever they can. Me! if I'm not careful.

mountainear said...

Sinister and scary - make me shudder. Eurgh.

potterjotter said...

A bit creepy looking, a bit artistic looking but also quite a pretty colour pink? They'd have pushed the door open eventually to let you know they were there!

Bluestocking Mum said...

They look like something out of a Dr Who programme!

Good to make your acquaintance. Love your blog, (especially the cats!) Found you through Mountainear. Look forward to following your posts and progress

warm wishes

Debbie

rogern said...

lovely to see the Glengorm bag. Lovely reminder of a lovely holiday.

you could always plant them in the potato fest bag :)

Barbee' said...

Actually, I think they are rather pretty in an exotic way. Some orchids are creepy looking, too.

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