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“Broccoli Romanesco”

   

Description from Science Chick Runs Sibes: While perusing a seed catalog I discovered a fascinating and gorgeous broccoli variant. I'll make a comment on this FP to show you what inspired me to start thinking of stone/color combos to replicate this veggie.

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  1. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Here are links (can’t paste a web link in the “attach picture” feature):
    http://www.reluctantgourmet.co.....romanesco/
    The inspiration for this FP
    scienceblogs.com/chaoticutopia/2006/11/friday_fractal_xxv.php
    Particularly like this one and the comparable fractal image

  2. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Here’s the picture of the broc. rom. since the url got um altered…

  3. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    oops, hit wrong button. Here’s picture

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  4. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    You captured the pink/green broccoli nicely in your pick. I hope it grows well for you. And if you design a necklace out of your pick, you could display it draped across the veg…

    here are pix from the second website you listed: two of broccoli displaying fractal patterns, and one of a mathematical fractal that looks broccoli-ish.

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  5. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Hey, thanks MERchick. Isn’t this veggie beautiful? It would make a great foil for jewelry display. But, I can just imagine the controversy it would cause amongst the other vendors. I’d have to upgrade my application to the local Gardeners’ Market to allow the veggie in the booth.

  6. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I think you’d be OK as long as you didn’t SELL the vegetable…

  7. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    WOW VERY GREEN!! LOVE THE PERIDOT

  8. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    You really nailed this pick. Who knew broccoli could be so beautiful! Love the greens.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Pretty!!!

  10. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, this pick is great! It really does have the best colors to represent this broccoli! I am thinking it looks so lovely to look at, not at all like the broccoli I usually eat!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Awesome…and YUMMY, Broccolli, I LOVE me some Broccolli!!!! Oh, hey, question Eeka, do you know of a site with one of those fractal things you can play with and make pictures, I had a program ages ago, lost it when my old computer bit the dust, and haven’t been able to find another since. I LOVE messing with fractals!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Gorgeous pick, the greens you chose are fantastic!!! The broccoli images are beautiful – too pretty for food! MERchick, thanks for posting the photos!

  13. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    That is the coolest looking veggie ever! Slather some butter on it and it’s good to go! LOL Love this pick, Science Chick. I think it would make a really nice necklace or bracelet.

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Sorry, don’t know a fractal site off hand – maybe Gayle SC/RWS does… but i bet you could find one by googling ‘fractal’ and maybe ‘create’ or ‘manipulate’

    All I did to post the veggie pix was go to the sites, copy the pix to my computer (Rightclick, select ‘copy’) then browse it from my cpu to upload.

    This as about as cutting edge as I get w/ a cpu. I’m sure some of you out there are much more facile than I am…

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    Cassandra d says:

    This design makes me want to eat more veggies, the beads look so cool.

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