Sunday, 13 September 2009

Bumble Bee & Girasol

7"X5" Acrylic on board

Jerusalem Artichokes have nothing to do with Jerusalem or artichokes. Tasting somewhat like artichokes (it is the root which is eaten) the early european settlers called them girasols because of the way they turn to the sun like their cousins the sunflowers.

Ours must be close to three and a half metres (twelve feet) high and are much loved by the bees.