Thursday, June 1, 2017

“Lyda was an exuberant, even a dramatic gardener. . . She was always holding up a lettuce or a bunch of radishes with an air of resolute courage, as though she had shot them herself.”

~ Renata Adler, Speedboat

The spinach is finished and, just in time, the lettuce is ready. I love the cute, compact heads of Tom Thumb lettuce. They’re so pretty–and tasty!–in a bowl together with some deep red Merlot lettuce.

Today, I’m freezing asparagus to be served sparingly in the winter. Poor Gerry is suffering greatly right now as a result of our feasts of the delicious spears so it’s time to put it away.

That, and camera play, will make for a delightful way to spend this first day of June.

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The lilacs are finished but the season doesn’t seem so fleeting this year. In fact, I’ve been enjoying them for about six weeks since I started photographing their first buds. That’s the magic of paying attention! Paying attention also helped me to see beauty in all stages from bud to fading bloom, not only when they were at their glorious peak. There’s a life lesson there.

From this . . .

To this.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Gorgeous! I’ll never look at veggies and flowers the same way…thanks to you. 🙂

    1. Then my work here is done, Karen!

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