Transitions

It still feels like summer for the most part but subtle shifts are taking place. The light is beginning to change as the sun lowers in the sky, deepening the afternoon shade in the garden. The days are warm but the edge is off the heat. Cooler nights made for good sleeping with open windows are just around the corner. I like the transitional moments. A foot in two worlds, neither here nor there. Anticipation and nostalgia holding hands.

The garden is clearly of two worlds right now. The cucumbers, devouring their trellis in lush green vines just two weeks ago, now are all but dead with the summer squash not too far behind. The sweet potato vines sense an opening and grow towards the trellis reaching it just as the cucumbers are taking their last gasp. Will they climb it or keep moving under it to challenge the remaining potatoes? The greens are invigorated and ready to fill in the gaps the summer crops leave as they decline. I’m grateful to them to them all.

At the market:

  • arugula
  • baby bok choy
  • chard
  • chinese cabbage
  • collard greens
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • escarole
  • green beans
  • garlic
  • herbs – basil, parsley, cilantro, dill
  • hot peppers
  • kale
  • potatoes
  • radishes
  • salad turnips
  • scallions
  • sweet potato greens
  • tomatoes
  • winter squash – delicata and honeynut
  • zucchini

Open Friday 11am-6pm

One thought on “Transitions

  1. You writing is light hearted and invigorating to the spirit. I took Mom to the her neurologist but it seemed not to be his day. He seemed disinterested in what I had to add. It’s hard to have an appointment with her in the room, especially denying her diminished state. He just wanted to up her meds but I asked for more testing. She has another brain scan and circulation doppler test on the 10th. Then he’s going to do another memory test in December(the doctor that carries those out is on vacation until then) We are in Maryland for the weekend until Sunday. I hope that your water issue was resolved. Oh and all of our covid test came back negative!! 😊. Enjoy your weekend!

    Chenita

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