Monday, October 26, 2009

right before my eyes



cress. it grows extremely fast. it's almost like you can see it growing right before your eyes, but you can't. it's there all the time, but then in glimpse you realize it looks different, it has changed right there and then while you looked away for what only seemed like a second, but maybe it was and hour, a day, a month. you're not sure when it happened, but you see it now.

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my boys are turning four tomorrow. and i am getting awfully sentimental. even the cress in the kitchen makes me thoughtful and suddenly i find myself comparing the boys to cress. is that silly? maybe just weird... :)

anyway, we used cress a lot when i was a kid. i loved to grow it in different shapes. recently i discovered it again, mainly because i wanted to show it to the boys. but i really love the taste. and it is perfect in an egg salad.

20 comments:

  1. wow, that's a really interesting plant. happy birthday to your boys!

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  2. We do something familiar for Nowrooz(our new year's ceremony) , but just for beauty, we don't eat it. we keep it for 13 days after the new year's first day and then throw it away. but I love it. you know like in love with it! :)

    Dear Trinsch, I received your breeze of sweet happiness. it was perfect! Thank you so much. You're really a good friend!

    Kiss your sweet little boys and say happy birthday to them! :)

    xo

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  3. Perfect on tomatoes on rye bread too :-)

    I don't think you are silly. I too think times go fast sometimes - it was only yesterday my kids were toddlers and now they are around 20!

    Happy birthday to your boys.

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  4. blogger is not liking me these days, my comments have a hard time getting passed the verification stage, and keep getting lost ... in case my previous comment is not there somewhere, well, happy birthday to your boys, it will be a nice day full of celebrating!

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  6. at first glance I thought "whaaaasdat?" but then I realised it wasn't an uber healthy (but not very appetising-looking) breakfast of the grit/seed variety. now I'm glad you don't have to eat the cotton wool.

    I haven't had cress in ages (some silly people at university used it to pest others growing it on their beds, boo hoo. however, kuddos on how-to-quickly-and-cheaply-pest-fellow-students scale. well creative and kind to the environment ;)

    comparing your boys to cress. yes, I can see that (just don't tell them about it.)

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  7. this is really embarassing but I tried to grow cress and mustard earlier this year and it didnt work! I must have done something wrong because its supposed to be the easiest thing to grow right?

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  8. p.s. comparing your boys to cress is adorably cute xx

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  9. happy, happy birthday to your boys! :)

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  10. Happy birthday to your boys - 4 is such a fun age!

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  11. 'gelukkige verjaardag' happy birthday to your boys!

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  12. TILLYKKE TILLYKKE - whau I completely know what you mean - have a wonderful day of celebration :-)

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  13. Beautiful! I like cress, but have not attempted growing any myself. It looks like a lot of fun.

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  14. I'd like to try growing cress, it looks like fun :)

    I understand getting sentimental. The older I get the stronger this side of me comes out. Sometimes hearing a sweet song with minor notes will do it. Ask my husband - sometimes it puzzles him! :)

    Happy 4th birthday sweet boys...

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  15. tillykke til dine drenge! jeg forbinder også karse med min barndom og folkeskole især! det er så hyggeligt - får selv lyst til at plante lidt karse. : ) håber i får en hyggelig dag!

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  16. not silly!!! and wonderful!!!! great comparison. Lovely shots. Happy Party!!

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  17. funny post and happy birthday!!
    hieperdepiep hoera

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  18. i love these photos! it's time-lapse magic!
    hope you had a happy happy birthday :)

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  19. Wow! Love the time-lapse photos! How wonderful!

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