This artichoke plant is growing in a neighbor's front yard.
We've been keeping an eye on it as we pass by on our morning walks.
Recently it bloomed, and the flower is beautiful.
The smaller flower on the left is what you might buy in the grocery store, and cook up for dinner.
"These things are just plain annoying. After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual 'food' out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead."
~ Miss Piggy