Can you spot the asparagus in this photo?

One of my favourite pastimes is hunting for wild Sardinian asparagus in the early months of the year, after the rain, and when the sun is shining. It’s like Where’s Waldo but with thin, camouflaged asparagus. It’s not easy and after sometime my eyes cross and my patience wears thin but I’m a fighter and am determined to return home with a bushel of tasty asparagus. A few days ago the sun was out and I took the opportunity to hunt for these thin shoots in the wilds of Sardinia’s bush-land.

Can you spot the asparagus in this photo?

Asparagus by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2014

I can assure you that there is an asparagus in this photo, and I picked it and later ate it.

And just to keep things honest and real … I found a whopping six shoots this day!

Did you find the asparagus in the above photo?

29 thoughts on “Can you spot the asparagus in this photo?

  1. Nup. Bummer. Although I do know what it looks like, because we had some during our 2002 trip to Italy. And it was DEE-LISHUS! 🙂

  2. You just totally reminded my of my childhood at the dacha, just picking up and eating random leaves and berries – especially wild sorrel!

  3. (after blowing up to +250%) it should be the brownish twig starting center-left of the photo and growing in a horizontal curve towards the top middle left… 🙂 (If I’m right do a win anything…like a bottle of Turiga huh)

  4. I think I see sometime on the lower left side, but never having seen them I am not sure! You must end the suspense and show us a photo of them close up! I am so curious now! Have a great day and thank you for the food adventure!

    The Sard/American

  5. Not a clue, only know it taste’s great, had it as a paste on home made bread at our pals last time we were in Uras – gorgeous

  6. *nervously* I’m too scared to go near enough to see – how bad-tempered are these wild asparagus, anyway? 🙂
    The plant lower left does look a bit asparagus-sy. Like the Meyerii, anyway.

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