This week’s Photo Challenge is Unique
1. A unique plant
The neighbor who gave me the night-blooming cereus, gave me another plant with similar stick like stems, and last winter it produced three delicate, large, pink flowers that lasted for several weeks. This winter it gave me one flower. I think I gave it too much fertilizer after it bloomed.
I don’t know what it is. Do you?
2. A unique person:
I met twelve-year old Faith Butterfield at my cash register a couple of years ago when she and her younger sister visited the museum with their “tutor” David Mehnert.
David told me Faith was an “autistic artist savant“.
“A what?” I said.
“A savant is someone with impaired social functions, in Faith’s case she doesn’t communicate verbally, but she’s extraordinarily skilled in art,” he said.
He had my attention.
“I have to show you how talented she it. Hey Faith you’ve got five minutes to do a drawing of Rosie,” he told her.
Faith took out her pencils, and did a portrait of me at my cash register. When David made her go back to add some color, she included my purple glasses. I think it’s brilliant.
Thank you Faith. I apologize that your story got trapped in my files.
3. A unique food
Have you eaten Fiddleheads, the unfurled fronds of a young fern?
The tiny green spirals, which are the premium wild forage vegetable of spring, emerge around the first week of May in the lowland forests from the Great Lakes to the Maritimes of Canada.
I ate them in Canada a few years ago. They have a mild taste similar to asparagus, and are easy to cook.
4. A unique place.
Happy Birthday wishes to Grand Central Terminal aka Grand Central Station in New York City, which is one hundred years old today.
The station used by over 150,000 commuters every day, is one of the busiest in the world.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Do you agree with me that fiddleheads are delicious? Can you identify my plant with the beautiful pink flowers? Have you been to Grand Central Station? What do you think of my portrait?