|These darlings were a mere portent of things to come.|
|Perspective: the big zucchini is about 15 inches long.|
It was magic indeed, and the fragrance of the combined veggies tempted us for well over an hour before we sat down to dinner. These power foods were served up alongside lean pork chops (5 ounces = 5 PointsPlus), hot from the grill. I’m salivating again, just thinking of it.
I know where and how it was grown and tended. I know that well and rain water were what kept the skillfully tilled, carefully weeded soil damp. I see the investment of time, energy, and patience that goes into nurturing the exuberant plants that seem as enthralled by the miracles they produce as I am.
|The tomato plants (foreground) are filled with fruit. I can’t wait for them to ripen.|
It’s the growing season. I feel as though I’m experiencing a growth spurt, just as the garden does when it benefits from plenty of sunshine and ample water combined with tender loving care. I wonder how my inner garden will grow.
Do you have your own garden, or access to local vegetable gardens? When is the last time you experienced a growth spurt?