Another installment from our motorcycle ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway and stop in Charlottesville to visit Monticello. Whenever I go to Jefferson's home the first thing I do when I get off the bus is visit the huge garden to see how the okra planting looks, especially the gorgeous blossoms they set. I am never disappointed.
They start with a soft red center and end up a deeper red below, with luscious pale yellow petals. Note the ripening okra in each photo.
Here's a view of a part of Jefferson's garden facing Charlottesville. The okra grows in the bright green rows to the far right of the gardener.
To honor Thomas Jefferson's red hair, I'm linking these okra shots to Ruby Tuesday.