A freestyle arrangement today, with the fruit “hand of Buddah” and locally grown red tulips. The hand of Buddah is actually lemon, which I spotted in the grocery store with two others. I don’t see them often but I grab one if I do. Truly a special visual treat,and this time I might even try to cook with it later on. The tulips are just beginning to appear in the market, they’re locally grown in Virginia by a Dutch grower who growns millions of cut tulips a year. I wanted to use the many fingers of the hand of Buddah to cradle the tulips stems and really use them to create my design. There are days I wish I had that many fingers so I could grab every flower within reach. Not only is it strange and exotic, it has that wonderful lemon fragrance. What’s the most exotic thing you’ve found at the market or grocery store lately?