Differing Canons of Beauty

While in the United States gardeners are often persecuted for or prohibited from growing vegetables in the front yard, here in France, municipal gardeners showcase them resplendent in their beauty.  Here are some photos I took this morning in a nearby town.


Red ribbed chard, curly green kale and red leaved kale.


A round about with chard, either artichoke or cardoon, fennel and variegated collards.

A variegated collard.

Red ribbed chard, curly green and red kales.

Not a leaf is missing.  I don’t know if the citizens are highly respectful of collective property or they are not hungry or they don’t realize these are edible.

If you make a green smoothie with red-leaved kale, can you still consider it a green smoothie?

Now if I could just happen to be on hand the day they redo the beds…..

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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

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