We spent Sunday morning picking fresh vegetables on a farm just east of the edge of Brussels. La Finca runs a farm specialising in local organic vegetables. They have a shop and a small restaurant and run activity weeks for kids. Once a year they open to the public and let you pick your own produce and watch demonstrations of apple-pressing and the manufacture of woollen goods.
Even though summer is lingering, Indian-style, the gourds were already out on display:
We brought home a basketful of tasty veggie goodies, but I was more interested in the visual aspect of many of the plants. The swirl and bulge and violet hue of these leaves.
These alien purple tubers.
Basically anything with a hint of purple in it caught my eye.
Later in the day we visited a see-through church in Flanders, and on the way passed by fields of corn…
…and orchards bursting with ripening apples.
The hedgerows nearby were also full of less familiar seeds, berries and blooms.
These seed pods were probably my favourite:
Although these were a close second: