Thursday, 4 September 2014

The other day I learned something...

When we were at  Loches market on Saturday I took a photograph of these carrots...which reminded  me of a comment a friend had made recently about how originally carrots were actually purple. It wasn't until the 16th century, when Dutch (had to be orange of course) growers started cultivating certain strains and crossing mutated varieties that we were eventually introduced to the modern day orange variety.

I like learning new things even at my ripe old age. I was also reminded of a something the Dalai Lama had said:

"When you talk you are only repeating what you know but when you listen you may learn something new:"
Clever chap that Dalai Lama,don't you think?

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