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 it’s warm outside. Fresh figs, though they are not local, … Continue reading I am a Summer

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 into my backyard vegetable and annual flower garden to see … Continue reading Ordinary joy

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 baby tomatoes. We have a few chili peppers that are … Continue reading Hot summer sun