Also, I looked at the earliest peas I planted (same as the carrot, they were peas I found when cleaning up the garden - some were starting to sprout, so I put them all in a corner of the garden and let them do their thing) as some had blossomed the other day. I was hoping to find a small pod. And I was pleasantly surprised. I should be eating peas within the week! (For those not familiar with my pea fettish - they are my absolute favourite veggie fresh from the garden - so I'm SUPER excited). For some nutritional information about peas see this site: http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=55 We've already eaten some strawberries, too!
And just for fun, I took this picture of a tomato leave - notice how the sun is sparkling off all the little hairs on its surface (click on the picture to enlarge). Nature really is beautiful.