Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What the Garden Hath Wrought

Garden as though you will live forever.
William Kent

I am loving this time of year. Every day in the garden is a new surprise. Berries I hadn't seen yesterday are bowing to the sun today. Zucchini I hadn't spotted yesterday is jutting out beneath its leaves today....

And ooh... look! The first tomatoes of the summer! They surprised me yesterday as the sun set, and I broke the peaceful, pink silence by yelling, "TOMATOES, everyone! I. have. tomatoes!" No one heard me, of course, so I'm telling you. Tomatoes will soon be tumbling out of every basket and off every counter in the house. Soon sauce and sun-drying will be in full swing. But for now, these beauties will be sliced, peppered and prominently featured on a cheese and tomato sandwich (with herb mayonnaise, of course!) for lunch. Hurry, lunch! Hurry!

What do you suppose is the best part of gardening? About planting a flower or plant of your own? Is it when you tuck those shriveled seeds in the ground, all full of hope for a harvest? Is it when you watch things sprout and grow, thrilled at their determination and your effort? Or is it when you clip and pick and bring things indoors that you fully appreciate the garden and the cycle of life? For me, it's everything. I thrill in it all....

So here's to our plants and our hard work and our summer! May there be many glossy berries and yummy sandwiches in your warm future...

7 comments:

Rhoda said...

Oh, you lucky girl! Love all those pics. We're anxiously awaiting the first tomato of the year. It's getting red right now!

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Beemoosie said...

Wonderful!!! I haven't even planted veggies yet!! Just about time though, the plot is tilled...that tomato looks simply scrumptious!

betty r said...

Those are delicious looking pics of fresh berries and veggies! My favorite part of gardening is watching the seeds sprout and grow although I do like most everything else about gardening as well.
Happy gardening!!

Betty Jo said...

Oh, Brin your berry photo is exquisite. There is simply nothing like a garden and the fruit and veggies of summer. xoxo

Brigitta said...

your fruit and veg looks abfab Brin!!! my garden is one wilderness, tomorrow one of my mates is going to make a start with cultivating it a bit and I hope I'll be able to keep it decent after that.
I've only just come across your blog and totally LOVE it, you're in my list of favorites and I'll check by daily I think, love the way you write about your faith!!
hugs
Brigitta
the Netherlands

Sue said...

Gardening for me is a true act of faith, always a thrill and it keeps me closer to God. Love the photos, no toms here yet, but I can't wait!

Alison said...

I agree.
But it is a bit hard to get excited over cold food here as we are going to have frosts in the morning.