I am a Summer

Rocks are warm, and friends are willing to climb them with me. Tomatoes are a-growing in the back yard. So are radishes, arugula, basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and parsley. Hopefully the peppers and squash will fruit up, soon. I can go for a run outside without fear of getting hurt on ice: I’m healthy and…

A Shift

Tomatoes got no love from us this year: our annual garden is half-full of flowers, mostly cosmos. And I LOVE IT though when the frost that is on the horizon finally arrives, the wilted plants will likely convince me that fall has truly arrived. Not that there aren’t plenty of other signs of seasonal or…

Ordinary joy

Today’s Reverb10 prompt: Ordinary joy. Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year? My response: for me, this prompt is conflicted. How is anything ordinary if it inspires profound joy? Then: an ordinary moment for me in the summer is to walk…

Hot summer sun

Saucy!, originally uploaded by arahbahn. It’s finally acting like summer around here, so hopefully these tomatoes will turn red! I’m a little concerned that their increasing weight will make them fall off the vine. Is that possible? I’m pretty new to tomato-growing. It sure has been fun, watching the flowers, inspecting them daily for more…