Karen Garofalo picks an heirloom tomato.
"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."
- Lewis Grizzard
Note the many peaches starting to ripen to the left of Mike.
"I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep
contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody
could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process
of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to
observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early
peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from and Old Manse
"A Theos who is understood is really misunderstood ... actually no Theos at all.
The little choices, day after day, are the biggest issue.
Stop looking for the Greenman and He will appear.
To always follow the hard, tough and rough way is foolishness.
The gardener is a priestess, the garden her temple and followers, gardening her liturgy.
Before you swear at the overgrown ivy, beware of Dionysus.
If you plant it, they will come.
The gardener fights against Chaos, wins a few battles, but always looses the war.
A gardener seeks direct experiences, seldom concepts.
Things always go downhill, fall apart, wear out ... the arrow of Time pierces everything.
Standing naked in my garden, I laughed."
- Michael P. Garofalo, Pulling Onions
Mostly resting during the hot afternoon hours in Red Bluff and reading or writing.
Reviewed my webpage on The Green Man