Eden

Every day is Eden.  We make our choices.

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I picked the garden early this morning.  I marveled at my patch of cosmos and sunflowers.  I remember sowing the seeds for those flowers and wondering if everything would blow over in the vigorous gale that often sweeps upriver in this high desert country.  To my amazement, I haven’t had a single flower knocked down in the wind and some of my sunflowers are ten feet tall!  I have a theory that the more a tree or plant is battered by the elements, the stronger it tends to grow.  There’s a reaction to wind, specifically; roots spread wider and shoot deeper so that a plant is tethered to a greater anchor.  My garden has been wind-abused but not broken and so it has grown all the more beautiful and splendid.

I walked my excess cucumbers over to my neighbor’s place, chatted for a while and then made my way home to my kitchen where I am batching spicy cucumber pickles and cardamom plum jam.

I have a simple Sunday ahead of me.  I wish you could come work with me, side by side, rejoice in the bounty, play with the kittens and laugh with me like sisters and brothers do.

X

Comments

  1. thought about you today. hope your day was purely delightful.
    x

  2. that would be the sweetest time imaginable, laughing together as sticky plum juice courses through our fingers! our sunnies are standing tall, too, but it was the little wild ones that i filled my camera with on this morning’s walk– they were so joyous in the warm sunbeams!
    xoxo

  3. this is such a pleasant post. living in phoenix, i am just looking forward to planting after the furnace has subsided, thinking of the joys of winter produce

  4. “I wish you could come work with me, side by side, rejoice in the bounty, play with the kittens and laugh with me like sisters and brothers do.”
    Ever so gladly!
    It’s great to read of your revels in home and gardens!
    xo
    D

  5. I love the transparency of those flowers…

  6. What recipe do you use for you jam?!

  7. jenny.aberle@gmail.com says:

    I just know we would have a whale of a time canning together. You never do know, it may happen one day. Keep it up you beautiful beast. I so appreciate the feeling of sisterhood I find in the bits of life you share with us.

  8. All of your photos are amazing!!!!1 I love fly fishing, gardening, just beginning to start hunting…but i love everything about your Instagram photos and blog posts. Were these shot with a 50mm 1.8 lens?

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