Friday, August 2, 2013

The Tomato Lesson

First tomato of the season!

Gardening wisdom has been surfacing quite a bit lately while volunteering at our daughter’s school garden and working in our own garden.  Last week I excitedly harvested our first tomato of the season, and upon doing so, I reflected back on this earlier photo I took of the tomato in its green state.  At that time, it was a promising sign. 

I’ve been noticing signs of promise everywhere in nature…new leaves about to unfurl, buds about to bloom, seedlings, yes, even green tomatoes look promising!  Signs of promise, of possibilities, of positive growth.  If we pay attention to these signs and patiently, yet diligently nurture our possibilities, we can harvest a fulfilling (or in this case, tasty!) reward.