I know I said I would be posting about things I see around my neighbourhood so this is kind of stretching it. The only place we see eggplants is the grocery store. I was going to post about eagles, which we see every day around Victoria. But I don't have a good photograph of an eagle--because they're usually high up in the trees or in the sky. Just yesterday when my sister's little dog was out in the back yard an eagle swooped low to check her out. Really! People with small dogs and cats have to be aware of these gorgeous birds of prey.
But back to eggplant. I love these vegetables for their beautiful smooth purple skin and their soft rounded shape. I don't actually even like the taste that much (except in eggplant parmagianna, which is too rich for my current diet). But a few times a year when I see a lovely specimen like this one I'll buy it so I can run my hands over the smooth silky skin and admire the sculptured leaves. Then I might photograph it or draw it or even eat it.
So that's my E post today. I'll try to do better tomorrow.