Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Farming in the city


Before I went to the museum event I posted about yesterday, I stopped at The Farm at South Mountain, an organic farming complex located within the city limits on the far south side of town.  In addition to farming, there are restaurants that serve fabulous meals.  In fact, I posted about one of the restaurants way back in January of 2009.  Between the rows of vegetables growing were row after row of these gorgeous flowers called Zulu Prince Daisies.


Here is a patch of lettuce growing quite beautifully and a little further on are green onion and garlic plants.

The farm also has some rather fancy chickens.  To the left is a close up of the rooster who was prancing around in his pen full of hens and letting out an occasional crow or two.

15 comments:

Steve Reed said...

That is quite a headdress on that rooster! The daisy looks like a type of gerbera, maybe?

Lowell said...

That's an amazing place! I'd be down there all the time! That flower shot is so beautiful - looks almost surreal. And the chicken (rooster) - he takes the cake or the hen as the case may be!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I so enjoyed this post Sharon, gosh the Zulu Prince Daisies are incredible, I'll be looking out for them next time I'm at the nursery. The rooster is magnificent.. no wonder her was crowing :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have never been there in my 32 years of living in the Phoenix area. I need to go.

José Mendonça said...

What a gorgeous flower shot! And the chicken is amazing.

Randy said...

Beautiful daisy.

Judy said...

I remember when there were fields growing food all over Phoenix. It has changed drastically since then. That is a perfect name for that exotic looking daisy.
Love that rooster. I have found that it is very difficult to get a good picture of a chicken as they don't hold still.

William Kendall said...

That is an elaborate looking rooster!

RedPat said...

I love the rows of luscious lettuce, Sharon! My hair often looks like that rooster's when I get up in the morning.

Karl Demetz said...

Gorgeous close ups, the photo with the flower and the rooster are magnificent

cieldequimper said...

Now that looks a bit like a slice of heaven! The flower is gorgeous, from the thumbnail I thought it was a passion flower!

LONDONLULU said...

I love that chicken shot and also seeing this wonderful farm thriving! Gorgeous gorgeous flower!

Jack said...

Some photographic variety today, with the macro of the flower (nice!) and the rows of lettuce (also nice!).

llandudnopictures said...

What a beautifully named flower!

Kate said...

Oh, those roosters certainly need lots of attention.