Besides garlic, in the last few days I have harvested poppy seed pods (capsules). To harvest the seeds, I turn each capsule upside down into a tall container and shake it so the seeds come out of the pores (which you can see beneath the stigma disk). I keep the empty seed pods in the vase for a while: they are decorative.
The description becomes a bit more clear if you look at the photo above, which I published last year. I let one of the capsules fall on a napkin and got the trail of seeds to photograph.
I recently used the last seeds of last year's harvest to make these scones, so I am ready to use this year's harvest. I really love poppies: I watch them bloom then wilt and then dry. There is beauty in every stage of their life.
The photos above are my contribution to edition #45 of Black and White Wednesday - A Culinary Photography Event created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook and hosted this week by Claire of Chez Cayenne.
The top photo was shot in monochrome, while the bottom one was shot in color and then converted to black and white.
This post contains the gallery of images submitted to the event.
On this page, you can find out who is hosting the current and future editions of the event.