This week’s theme for Thematic Photography is “odd”.
It’s the first time I’m joining this meme and I must admit, I was a bit at a loss at first. But then I started browsing through my Provence pictures and found these. I had almost forgotten all about them!
We were driving to Forcalquier
one day, when this red wagon popped into my eye view. Not so much the wagon and the people working on the field caught my attention…
but this alien landscape did …
My husband suggested to turn the car and return to the spot to investigate this unusual sight. And take pictures of course!
Rows and rows of white domes, shining in the sun.
It looked like a field of boobs ….
I mean, look at that? Is that odd or what?
I had never seen anything like it before and we never saw fields like such again. I think it was a field of endives and possibly they use the domes to protect the plants from the sun, maybe to keep the heart white? Or something?
I’m not really sure and I’d love to know. If any of you have a better explanation, please let me know in a comment, okay?
Update: Quilly just came up with the answer to this, I will quote her comment:
"And I have your answer, although I like your explanation better! It seems endive only grows after dark (which is why it's so pale), so the domes are used to extend the darkness and encourage the endive to grow more! They are used when the endive isn't planted in the shade. I love Google!"
Thank you so much Quilly! I'll finally be able to sleep tonight! LOL!
Find more “odd” pictures here.