Friday, August 10, 2012
Hip Hip Hue-ray!
Our garden has made a whole lot of progress in the time since my last post about it. In fact, it's sort of beginning to slip into a late summer, dried, golden place—far away from the green stage it was in for so long. But when I shot these pictures, we were at the height of the rainbow.
With everything ripening around us, we've had some really delicious plates of caprese salad, figs and cambozola with honey, and even grilled butternut squash.
We're trying to enjoy everything in these last weeks of summer, with the intention of digging things up and planting our new, autumn garden soon.
If there's one thing that the garden reminds us of again and again it's that change is inevitable. Right when we're starting to enjoy something, its season shifts. So we better enjoy it while we've got it. And when it moves past its prime or even wilts before its time, we can take it out of the ground and put something new in its place.
These are important things to remember as we navigate our next couple of years. Our housing situation is a bit of a roller coaster, but we're hopeful in the end it will lead us to the colorful future we're craving. And if it doesn't, we'll just try to till the soil and replant. And when the conditions are right, I trust that we'll be able to grow and grow.