Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Beautiful Beets

Three quarters of my immediate family likes beets.  Preferably pickled in the refrigerator.  (One member would like nothing to do with them.  I'm hoping he'll change his mind as he gets older. ) 

If you've ever grown beets--they're easy to grow, they're nutritious, and they're such a beautiful shade of red purple.  They should probably be going in the ground RIGHT now in OH.  (Always behind on the garden....)

One of the things that calls to the engineer in me (and these are out of my imagination) is how they get planted in such neat rows and have a nice rhythm of root and leaf.  This ended up a 5x7  (top) hand painted card with envelope (bottom).