Greetings, dear readers.
Tardy again, I confess. My wanderings in the work world and the nearby world pull me away at times. Sometimes, though, I come back with bounty:
– Beets from the market I set foot into for the first time in months – massive and golden, they served up a royal roasted side dish for several meals. The crown of one sits in a low container of water on my windowsill, sending up sprouted greens as if it had never left soil. I will be interested to see how this experiment pans out.
– An email message from a student so humble and kind, I had to manage my own tears before managing a response. It was the kind of moment that wipes out every shred of exasperation that teaching can sometimes engender.
– And walking back from the trash bin, I nearly tripped over these sweet bunches of white flowers. Their form and the long thin leaves (not quite visible in the image) tell me that they are probably Alliums of some kind. Potentially, garlic chives, though I could detect no odor from the leaves and it is late for the bloom. It doesn’t really matter – whatever a botanist would call them, I will call them a lovely addition to an evening stroll.
Reader, I hope your days contain some small sweet surprises. Be well and safe – I am grateful you are here.