Photo Challenge Day 24: My Magic Garden « Shoot Me Now

Shoot Me NowPhoto Challenge Day 24: My Magic Garden

Photo Challenge Day 24: My Magic Garden
Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by

On Iron Chef, the chef often requests the judges eat a dish in a particular manner in order to fully embrace the taste and meaning of the plate. Today, this Iron Blogging Chef asks you to hit play before you begin to read this post, in order to better appreciate the words on your pallet.

When I was young, we had an album recorded by the Limeliters called “Through Children’s Eyes.”  I actually found it on CD as an adult, making these old Limeliters songs an important part of my own children’s memories.

Sadly, the cd is scratched beyond repair.  Yet I can still remember every word and every tune, sung both alone as a child and in a duet with each of my own.

One of the songs describes a child who had his own lollipop tree in the back yard.  I remember singing along, dreaming that this tree must somewhere exist in the world.

“I sat beneath my lollipop tree
And looked up with a grin
And as I opened up my mouth
A lollipop popped right in”

Little did I know that the small garden my young daughter and I planted years ago held a very special secret.  A secret it kept to itself until this very year, when my girl and I discovered something beyond our wildest dreams.

In our garden, you will find no lollipop tree, but rather something even better. For there, under my aging dogwood tree, there now grows a rare and spectacular M&M plant.  And today my friends, it was time to harvest.

m&m plants

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  • Pat Kumicich

    clever, clever, clever!

  • Love it! The song I recall from my youth is the Serendipity Singers doing “My Mommy Told Me Not to Put Beans in My Ears.”

  • Ron

    “. For there, under my aging dogwood tree, there now grows a rare and spectacular M&M plant. And today my friends, it was time to harvest.”

    OMG…how CUTE, Katherine! What a clever, clever post! GREAT photo!!!!

    And hearing that song again, brought back a TON of great memories for me!


  • Coco

    Wow! What a wonderful plant! Enjoy harvesting! Nice theme we got for today. 🙂

  • Barb Paige

    I need one of those plants!

  • Great idea!!! My kids were tortured with the songs from Schoolhouse Rock…they’ve yet to understand what Saturday Mornings were like when we were kids! I love this post both for the memories and the photo!

  • How cute is that! I still love listening to music that is geared for children. It’s a great thing that I have grandchildren so I can play lot’s of children’s music “for them”.

  • Oh, Katherine!!! I love that story AND this photo! XOXOXOX

  • You really are a mad genius! This is terrific. I have a visual of your daughter helping you ‘plant’ the m&m’s then eating them all as soon as the two of you harvested them.

  • Mel

    Ya know what I love–that the kiddo got to do it WITH you.

    Thanks mom.

  • ladyV

    your photos make me smile. love it. i hope you ate them afterward. it’s safe.

  • This is like one of those crazy fables, so there must be a moral attached to it.

  • What a magical plant! Delightful!

  • LOVE this! I can’t even tell you how much I love this.

  • Danielle Batog

    Oh how fun this was!!!!!

  • MikeWJ

    I almost hate to admit this, but I remember the Limelighters. Or their music, anyway.

    I love your photo. It’s the best of the day so far, in my humble opinion. Clever thinking.

    • MikeWJ

      Damn. I just realized I missed an obvious naughty joke about your headline. I could just gorge myself on M&Ms!

  • You win in the creativity using candy category!

  • Holy crap, Katherine, I want your magic garden so badly right now.

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