And beans, and tomatillos, and patty pan squash, and cauliflower, and cucumbers, and plums! Oh my! Thanks to my dedicated, skillful gardener husband, plus a summer of sun and heat, our garden is bursting with deliciousness. So is our neighbor’s plum tree. And there’s more to come, as the sungolds, cherry tomatoes, and tomatillos continue to ripen. That means less time at my writing desk and more in the kitchen (at least I wrote the labels for the dilly beans, plum jam, pickles, and roasted tomato sauce).
I’m not complaining; all of this bounty will fuel my pen through the fall and winter. A glorious way to end August.
*“Afterthoughts” are my blog version of a practice followed in some Quaker meetings. After meeting for worship ends, people continue in silence for a few more minutes during which they’re invited to share thoughts or reflect on the morning’s worship. I’ve adopted the form here for last-day-of-the-month brief reflections on headlines, quotes, books, maybe even bumper stickers.