11.04.2006

Where have all the flowers gone?

I went to the farmer's market at Grand Army Plaza to get flowers and heavy cream for tonight's party. I wanted to make some nice centerpieces and some whipped cream for the egg creams I might make for dessert.

No more flowers anymore. It's gone too cold here now. Cabbage roses and wheat wreaths at the flower stand this week. Everyone was in mini-mourning for all the colors that were there just a few weeks back.

"If you're going to do the eat seasonal thing," I snapped to someone, "this is part of it."

"Do you cook them or plant them?" she asked.

"Neither, they are flowers," I said.

She wasn't convinced. Me either.

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