I've been thinking about plants & fruits & vegetables more than usual lately. It's partly because I was given a stalk of fresh basil & a matching garden tomato by the mother of one of my students last night. I'm still mulling over how best to prepare them. I'm leaning towards chopping them both & eating them with sea salt & olive oil, but I am open to other ideas. Anyone?
It's also partly because I needed to re-pot one of my desk plants last night, so I brought it over to my grandparents' house. I had hoped they would have potting soil, but I was resigned to just stealing dirt from their yard. ;) God bless them, within minutes, I was kitted out with gardening gloves, a trowel & a bag of enriched potting soil.
And finally, I think it's partly because we're coming into the season of harvest. I don't have a garden of my own. All I can lay claim to is a small ivy plant and a boisterous pothos plant on my desk at work. However, tending them has been a pleasant experience. I look forward to having a garden someday . . . In the meantime, I'll keep bumming tomatoes off my other grandmother & my clients! ;)