last harvest, in the rain
well, here we are again.
End of season.
So sad.....yet I know it's time.
I remember when you were young and small,
tiny green and new.
How has the time passed so quickly?
Thank you for a great summer.
Thank you for all of our favorite kinds of tomatoes...
......they were a little slow this year because of the early heat, but we forgive you.
Thank you for the zucchini and squash that just kept growing and growing and growing.
Thank you for all the tomatillos.....how does one plant grow so many?
Thank you for the radishes and onions and tiny peppers (maybe someday we can figure out peppers?)
Thank you for the pumpkin I forgot I planted.
Thank you for arugula and sunflowers that came up all over the place like weeds.
We left them, and loved them.
Thank you for not caring that I kinda stopped weeding after a while (as usual).
Thank you for being a home to bees and butterflies and lady bugs for us to watch.
Thank you for teaching my kids about how things grow and where our food comes from......so important for them to learn.
Thank you for one last harvest, tonight, in the rain.
The kids hunted and searched and found every last green tomato that was hiding.
We will let them slowly ripen over the weeks and enjoy them, thinking of you with each bite, when the days are cold and short and we are missing summer.
thank you, and see you next year,
photos from my iphone edited with vsco cam