We only started to eat flowers commercially a hand full of years ago but for thousands of years flowers were food. In a war minded seat right now in Carinthia on a lake, the mood is grey and cold. I imagine the greatness of the empires that once conquered here, and the House of Habsburg who became extinct in the 18th century.
I started to think about yesterday, a day between rain and sunshine, those days remind us of our childhood somehow. I reminded myself of the Dutch famine of 1944, known as the “Hunger winter” when a famine took place in the German-occupied part of the Netherlands. A German blockade cut off food and fuel shipments from farm areas and over 4+ million were affected and survived because of soup kitchens but later turned to tulips as a food source.
A sun shower is a meteorological phenomenon, the sun shines bright and the water drops far above from the sky and looks as if it is aiming itself onto the pedals and stigma, and down into the flowers’ ovary.
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