Tuesday, May 3, 2011

P is For....

...P is for 
            PURPLE PERUVIAN POTATO

Here we are in Boise eating at The Red Feather.  I ordered trout.  Everyone knew I was on the lookout for a good 'P' photo, so when I asked the waiter what this was and he answered, "Purple Peruvian Potato", everyone shouted "Perfect!!"  And it was.  The trout was excellent, without a single bone.  I have no idea what the green stuff was, but it was good too.

My first choice was going to be PIRATE, but this was too good an opportunity to miss.   I have a nice photo of a Pirate, which Blogger just refuses to post vertically.  I've tried everything I know, (which I suppose isn't much), but  you'll have to bend sideways to see it...

HA!  I fooled Google!

I rotated the original picture  until it was wrong.. and it came out right!  So you can all sit up straight again and admire the Pirates Cove, which photo my son took when they were in the Bahamas.


Then I added a photo which you may have seen before if you visit my blog very often.  I am repeating it here because I think it is really unique.

A white peacock which maybe seen at the Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad.

Finally I have to mention THE PRESIDENT.

I have to admit in all honesty, I am not a great fan of Barak Obama, but after this past weekend I must give credit where credit is due.  I know there are others who also deserve the acclaim, but there were plenty of opportunities in this investigation and event for him to have got it wrong.  But he didn't, and for that I am thankful.

Incidentally, this is obviously a photo taken from the TV.  I am a great believer in taking photos of the TV  in monumental moments.  When I was a girl of 16 I took a photo of Queen Elizabeth at her moment of coronation in 1953. I took that photo with a Box Brownie and black and white film.

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19 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved the fact your pals knew you were on the look out for a "P" lol! ABC Wednesday eh? lol!

Thanks Chris.
Denise ABC Team

snafu said...

Great P, never seen potatoes like that.
So it was you took those pictures of the TV. There are copies in M's album, I will email them ASAP. Still plodding through them.

Wanda said...

Hi Chris...I've missed you but glad you had a great time and now back home with a famous purple potato...The dinner does look good. Glad I'm not the only one that takes pictures of my food.

HaHa fooled Google...love it!

Great day for your "P"
Words.

vernz said...

I have to say we're in ruckus too in the Phils after Bin laden's death... you finally had gotten justice.. so sad it has to be that kind of death... Long live your country!

Morning's Minion said...

I have seen "blue" potatoes harvested--they may be similar to the Peruvian Purple---its odd how we must adjust to a "strange" color in a fruit or veg--golden beets, a pink or white eggplant, a "chocolate" pepper. I do like yellow tomatoes.
The white peacock is a lovely creature--nice choices for the letter "P."

Kate said...

Purple Peruvian Potato certainly has a nice ring to it!!

ChrisJ said...

Hi Snafu: Yes it was me. (I know it should be 'I' but on informal occasions I write as I talk). A feat made all the sweeter because M laughed at me for even trying and to his disgust it worked. The original photo was only about 1 1/ x 1 1/2 ins.

chubskulit said...

Perfect Photos and items for the letter this week!

Please come see the Paintings at my page.

Roger Owen Green said...

glad your posted your pirate!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Elizabeth said...

Purple Peruvian potatoes, perpendicular pirates plus pictures pertaining to princessses in pomp - a perfectly, pondiferous piece, Chris. x

claude said...

Oh my Goodness ! A purple potato !
I love your President. I sould like he is mine but I do not wish ours is yours !!!

AutumnLeaves said...

I've never tried purple Peruvian potatoes. Not sure that I ever will truth be told. Not an Obama fan under any circumstances, I must admit.

Gillian said...

What an odd looking spud! A great tongue-twister for your 'P'. LOL

kaybee said...

PERFECTLY PHANTASTIC P PHOTOS, CHRIS!

Snafu, I have some of those originals too and always thought M took them (until I was recently corrected by ChrisJ!). I think he must have tried to take the credit for them, to save face!

photowannabe said...

Love all your P words Chris and welcome back to blogging.
Pretty Peacock too.

Tumblewords: said...

And you're having nice weather along with the peruvian purple! I'm happy to have an intelligent, articulate and forward thinking person leading our nation through these hard times.

*Honest Abe said...

I like Obama...

I also like potatoes. Never knew they had purple ones. We had little "red" potatoes the other night. They are delicious.

Vicki said...

Love the purple potatoes! Great ~P~ post. Have a wonderful day!

Cassie said...

Good P word. My father took pictures of the tv during the first moon landing. (1969?) I always thought that was so clever.