What in the world are these?
I saw them at the farmer’s market last Saturday and absolutely had to buy them.
Ornamental Peppers! These peppers are part of the Capsicum family meaning they have pod-like fruit. They’re really grown for their ornamental value, but can be eaten… although the taste, so they say, is not very strong. No matter: for me their value is in the color and shape!
In honor of the first day of fall… and being a blog about c o l o r …. I couldn’t resist posting these pictures.

Six days later and they are beginning to shrivel and pucker. Ah well, they’ve been fun for a while!