Jerusalem Artichoke

Daily Image - 16 September 2011 - Jerusalem Artichoke

I love the Jerusalem Artichoke… but I also hate them. This plant is a nearly invasive herbaceous perennial that is prized, not only for its beautiful yellow flower, but also for the edible tuber it produces. Native to northeastern North America, they were extensively cultivated by First Nations peoples, and are still extensively cultivated as a significant source of fructose for industry.

I love them because they are so bright and cheery, but I hate them because they are the last big flowers of the season before the cold and dark arrive.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm – f 2.8 – Macro – ISO 200 – f4.5 – 1/125.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to Jerusalem Artichoke

  1. sandi Gargano says:

    That’s such a nice picture!

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